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seanoStandard route from 2WD trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2013


Made it about 2 miles from the normal trailhead in a low-clearance car with only minor damage. Cool peak, though a bit of a loose slog in places. Trip report.
Posted Dec 5, 2013 10:24 am

cabStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2013


Fun climb with a good group. The summit ridge was cool, but I didn't find the exposure to be very bad at all. I thought the highlight was the early morning view to the north of the rest of the Mormon Mountains. We got a slow leak flat tire on the drive back to I-15. Climbed Virgin Peak in the afternoon making for a long day.
Posted Nov 18, 2013 12:05 pm

Tracystandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013


I climbed this one with Craig Clark and Mo Jadid (Mo stopped just shy of the knife ridge formation). Temperature got kind of warm on the way out.
Posted Apr 27, 2013 8:09 pm

jdmorehouseStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2012


The knife edge was everything that was promised.
Posted Jan 24, 2013 2:56 pm

DebVery Cool Desert Climb  Sucess!


Great winter weekend in the desert. Tagged Umpah as well.
Posted Sep 13, 2012 5:45 pm

fedakStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2011


Found a bit more snow/ice on the knife edge than I was comfortable with solo so I'll need to head back out there in a month or so.

Pics and commentary here.

Edit: Went back and finished the knife edge. The summit registry needs a new booklet if anyone is heading up. Lots of ticks today.

Pics and commentary here.
Posted Feb 22, 2011 12:36 pm

LostAgainGood Saturday  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010


Cool hike, ran across a rattler. Loved the knife edge.
Posted May 15, 2010 10:23 pm

dacomWonderful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2009


Great hike!! Snow and ice on ridge.
Posted Feb 10, 2010 12:11 am

Bob BurdStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009

Bob Burd

With Tom and Bill, did Virgin in the afternoon. Trip Report
Posted Jan 2, 2010 4:01 pm

bechttStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2009


Fun morning with Bob Burd and Bill Peters. Summit ridge was the highlight of the hike. Afternoon saved for Virgin.
Posted Nov 28, 2009 11:22 pm

KadeeDesert Classic!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2007


This is one of my favorite peaks! It was a great hike and a very fun scramble.
Posted Nov 12, 2008 10:19 pm

alpspitzeRoute Climbed: Standard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2008


Great weather for this fun mountain. A real treat for an out of towner. Round Trip 4:30.
Posted Apr 18, 2008 7:05 pm

jimeganMOAPA PK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2003


Posted Feb 8, 2008 8:38 am

redsplashman23Route Climbed: Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2007


Awesome peak with great views and a fun knife edge. Climbed with SP member sierragator and one other person.
Posted Nov 25, 2007 1:57 am

bgriffsGreat Climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2007


Very cool mountain, lots of fun. Trip report and Moapa page were very helpful, thanks to the authors!
Posted Nov 20, 2007 1:16 am

MoapaPk3 times so far  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2003


Strangely enough, my nickname has nothing to do with climbing. I was asked to take a screen name long ago, at a site for people with brain damage. I thought of Moapa Peak, sitting off i-15, alone, stolid, self-reliant - and that became my name.
Posted May 8, 2007 8:32 pm

Anya JingleStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2006

Anya Jingle

There is much more to this mountain than the knife-edge ridge. I did have fun on the ridge, but I also enjoyed all the flora and fauna around there. This hike is the best in spring when all the wildflowers are in bloom.
Here's my slideshow of our fun day on the mountain: Moapa Peak hike
Posted Jan 27, 2007 8:44 pm

DonnieBMoapa Peak w/ alt. Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2006


Fun hike and found a sporty 4th or easy 5th class descent. Moapa Peak pictures, gps tracks and additional info found here: Moapa Peak
Check out the colony of hungry desert mice at the register. www.healthshaman.com
Posted Jan 12, 2007 8:42 pm

uwjennieGreat day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2006


Climbed with Jeff (Desert Solitaire) and four others. A great trip with a great team. Fun day with a little bit of rain, but we were back to the cars before the real storm started. It was nice to engage the 4-Low on my 4Runner for the first time during the last 1/4 mile section of the road. It reminded me that desert peak baggers are truly great 4x4 drivers.
Posted Oct 15, 2006 10:58 pm

Desert SolitaireA Desert Classic!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2006

Desert Solitaire

A great peak and a great climb with a wonderful team. Led this peak as an official Sierra Club DPS trip. The route was a bit too circuitous for me, but enjoyable nonetheless. Easy class 3 on one or two moves. The knife edge was the most fun - the best reason to climb this peak, in my opinion!

Total round trip time ~ 6 hours. Drops of rain during the descent turned into a downpour later that evening in Vegas. It rained all night and into the whole next day, so we canceled the next day's climb of Bridge mountain.
Posted Oct 15, 2006 4:45 pm

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