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asmrzGood desert peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2016


Penelope May-Smrz and I hiked up this nice desert peak on our way to ski at Brian Head. The access road was deeply washed out in three places so we smoothed it out with our shovel, rest was reasonable terrain for Subaru Outback. We had a bit of snow on the short summit ridge, but the sharp part of the ridge is very short. We also saw a family of bighorn sheep,a wonderful sight. We liked the feel of the area, it is somewhat remote from I-15 and one feels away from it all. There were 11 entries in the register since our friend Garry Schenk's party placed the register in 2012.
Posted Feb 2, 2016 12:33 pm

alpinedonAwesome!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2015


So much fun! A big day for sure, lots of elevation gain, fun scrambling throughout, and that knife edge is as good (actually, better) than advertised. We saw a large Big Horn Sheep ram on the way in. Got off route on the way down, traversed under the top set of cliffs instead of the lower set and had to backtrack. Still, an amazing climb that I am definitely going to do again.
Posted Nov 9, 2015 10:45 am

bkrauseMoapa  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2014


This is a fine peak with easy access from I-15. A high-clearance vehicle is all one needs to get to the trailhead. The road continues further, but there is no practical advantage. There is a short class 4 series of moves off a large ledge above the saddle between points 4542' and 5246', although a way around this might be found down and to the left. This was the technical crux. The summit ridge was fun. A family unit of bighorn sheep was encountered below the lower northeast summit. I climbed the peak during the afternoon with intermittent showers scattered across the desert horizon. No ticks!
Posted May 10, 2014 12:41 pm

jdmorehouse2nd Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2014


Very windy along the knife edge, with gusts up to 40 mph adding some spice to the trip.
Posted Apr 28, 2014 2:56 pm

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

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