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jdmorehouse2nd Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2017


First climbed in April of 2004, my first DPS peak before I even knew what the DPS was. Now I'm nearly done with the list a 2nd time. Cloud cover made this trip much nicer than my first!
Posted Dec 3, 2017 3:20 pm

sylvainalarieSouth ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2016


Climbed the south ridge from the palm canyon, accessing it from higher up the canton via a side canyon -west side. Scrambling at the bottom, to heavy scrambling (cl4?), and then some rock climbing in the end up the final ridge. Quite exposed in some areas (minor cl5). Came back down through south-est face/canyon. Hard descent through heavy boulders. Good day, lots of work, 7 hrs.
Posted Dec 31, 2016 4:57 pm

IronHikerWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2013


Tough hike. I left blood on several cacti and yucca. I love this mountain.
Posted Jul 23, 2015 1:38 pm

charitydominicFinally, after so many tries  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012


I've tried to get up here so many times I can't believe I finally did it! Always logistics, not ability. What long scramble. Started heading up out of the riverbed a little early, followed mountain sheep. Came down the face looking at the parking lot. What's with all the burnt stuff up there? Would do again but I don't want to tempt fate.
Posted Oct 30, 2014 7:14 pm

sdhagerStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014


Hard day! I'm out of shape.
Posted Jan 28, 2014 6:10 pm

jdmorehouseHeady  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2004


I started out just hiking into the canyon, but looked up and thought, I could go there. So I did.
Posted May 22, 2013 5:43 pm

mtneeringCool scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2013


South Rib scramble
Posted Feb 23, 2013 12:21 am

Kristin5berryGreat fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2013


Awesome fun up! Kind of a beast on the way down, but worth it.
Posted Feb 23, 2013 12:15 am

gimpilatorPalm Canyon Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2012


Started at 4:30am and got down at 11:15am. Plenty of wind and light rain up high. Be careful of the cactus. I drew blood a few times with a momentary lack of caution.
Posted Dec 26, 2012 5:07 pm

bechttSE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2012


Late afternoon start with decent ascent speed until I hit the house sized boulders on top of the east peak. Descended directly off the southwest slope into Palm Canyon.
Posted Apr 28, 2012 10:13 pm

cabSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2012


Started at Borrego Palm Canyon, went up Indianhead's South Ridge to the summit, then continued NW along the ridge to Palm Mesa (Pt. 4,660). Went down Palm Mesa's SW ridge back to Borrego Palm Canyon and followed that down to the car. Fun day with hvydrt.
Posted Feb 20, 2012 1:52 pm

DougHemkenUp and over  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2012


Up the SE ridge and down the W ridge to Borrego Palm Canyon. Loved the SE ridge!
Posted Jan 16, 2012 9:41 am

SoCalHikerGorgeous  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2012


Climbed the peak via the supposed standard route. We climbed a ridge about 3 miles from the trailhead to Borrego Palm Canyon. Fantastic weather and views. Great sustained class 2 with some class 3 if you stay on the summit ridge.
Posted Jan 10, 2012 1:45 pm

tdoughtyGlancing Blow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2011


Ascended next major ridge west of SE ridge (South Ridge?) that took me up directly to the chin of the Indian's head. At that point the 3rd class I had enjoyed here and there apparently turned into some extended 5th class work so I escaped East and scrambled the rest of my way to the south summit. I then walked over to the main summit, descended to the first major saddle to the west, and down south over steep slopes to the wash below, eventually hooking up with Palm Wash. Got dark on me about an hour from the car.
Posted Dec 29, 2011 7:14 pm

superdaddyVia Palm Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2011
Hiked there and back via the Palm Canyon trail as described by Schad. The terrain at start of the steep climbing was very loose, otherwise not too bad. We took our sweet time and finished in 9hrs. Beautiful, breezy and cool for this late in spring. Saw bighorn sheep on our way out near the start of the campground trail.
Posted May 16, 2011 2:21 pm

WildFalse Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2010


SE ridge to false peak with m3talibkweli. Really cool trek, and a long ways down.
Posted Oct 28, 2010 12:31 am

m3talibkweliSE ridge to false peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2010


Hiked up southeast ridge with a couple of friends, up to the false peak where we watched the sunset. Broke out the flashlights for the downclimb. We took the southern chute.
Posted Mar 31, 2010 12:02 pm

HeyItsBenSE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2010


Awesome mountain. Took longer than expected. Up the SE ridge (class 3), down what we think is the "normal" route into Palm Canyon. Climbed with Tom

x2 - Dec 5, 2010. Back for more!
Posted Mar 23, 2010 6:10 pm

Tom WaggonerSouth East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2010

Tom Waggoner

Cactus cactus and more cactus
Posted Mar 17, 2010 2:07 pm

harryquachFun Climbing SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2010


Nice day fine views good climb up the SE Ridge, 6.5 hours
Trip Report
Posted Feb 16, 2010 3:16 pm

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