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gimpilator70 Peaks In 30 Days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2017


This was part of a month long solo peakbagging trip in which I hiked every day and got 70 peaks in 30 days. I hiked the 4 peaks of Frenchman Mountain before driving over to do Mount Wilson in Arizona later the same day. Nice ridge route!

For numerous photos and brief route descriptions see the trip report.
Posted May 5, 2017 1:48 pm

scgrantMount Wilson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2016


Hiked up from the west, starting at the end of Black Joe Mine Road. Great to get a low elevation prominence peak, in dry conditions after spending the last several months hiking in the snow. Did this peak on the way to Sedona.
Posted Feb 4, 2016 4:41 pm

RaymondShevskyAnother Arizona classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2011


Beautiful hike up from Horsethief Canyon.
Posted Dec 21, 2013 9:04 pm

jdmorehouseUp Twice in One Week  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2012


The first time up it was cold and there was significant snow on the north slopes and summit. We went back the next weekend and it was sunny and mild. On the way out the sun set and moon rise (full) occurred simultaneously. It was gorgeous.
Posted Mar 14, 2013 5:54 pm

ShinLVVia Black Joe Mine Rd. (West Ridge Route)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2011


3 of us climbed from the West Ridge route. We drove the off road off I-93 from the Black Joe Mine Road to the base of the mountain.
The hike was mostly steep class 2 and few class 3(easy 4).

Here is my report.
Posted Jan 8, 2013 12:48 am

rlawsonMt. Wilson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2012


Hiked from highway via the Pinnacle, then south summit to north summit, and down via Cleaver Crack. Hard day of scrambling.
Posted Apr 15, 2012 10:42 am

surgentCool day, great hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2012


Went with Scott Peavy, we took the Missouri Springs Route, but followed ridges moreso than drainages and had a fantastic climb. For an AZ peak, it sure felt like Nevada, with very little cactus on the slopes. Main ridge with rock pinnacles was fun and made us earn the summit.
Posted Jan 23, 2012 1:09 pm

fedakFrom Missouri Spring  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011


Angled a bit too far south and hit the ridge about 1/2 mile south of the summit.

Geotrash on the summit. Don't understand that activity at all.

Pics and commentary are here.
Posted Mar 13, 2011 8:37 pm

sbkelleyeast slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2010


Nice one! Flowers were great, though the wind was pretty strong. Hiked up the road a bit, then picked our way along ridges up to the main Wilson Ridge. Over a couple false summits and some minor boulder-hopping to the great views of Vegas, Lake Mead, and the Mojave. Saw a wild horse on our return, which was pretty cool.
Posted Apr 8, 2010 2:20 pm

Tracyvia ridge route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2010


Hiked up this one with Bristol Ellington via the ridge route that starts near the end of Black Joe Mine Road. That was almost 8 and and half years after (11/2/01) we had hiked up to the 4,000' level from the end of Horse Thief Canyon Road and 3 and a half months after (12/5/09) I climbed North Wilson with Steve Stembridge and Les Rekve. The North Wilson hike started from the vicinity of Teakettle Pass near the end of the Nat. Park Svc. Road that goes from Kingman Wash up to the Fortification Hill trailhead and beyond. North Wilson up and back took us about 4.5 hours.

The same day we bagged Mount Wilson, we hiked down the southeast ridge to start our way back to our vehicle and I bagged South Wilson along the way. We hiked the whole circle in about 5 hours.

There were summit registers atop all three peaks.
Posted Dec 5, 2009 11:41 pm

oldaditWilson from east  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2003


Got Honda to closure on jeep road, but it vehicle
was not all that happy. Rocky bushwack to top, but
bet this is easier than east side. Good to see Vegas folks
climbing this peak - it is off the radar of most AZ hikers.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 12:47 am

jimeganmt wilson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2003


climbed with Alan Nakashima and Ali Haghi

Posted Feb 7, 2008 6:52 pm

MoapaPkstandard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2002


We went up the standard route on the west side, came down a more interesting gully with dryfalls.

Years later, I crossed over to the peak to the north -- a very wild trip. That ridge is a lot rougher than you would infer from the topo map. The hike brought me through pools, marshes, and cottonwoods, quite unexpected on the west side of the ridge, during one of the driest winters in memory.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 9:16 pm

Anya JingleVia Ridge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2007

Anya Jingle

Nice hike, but I like the Missouri Springs route more. Slideshows are here: Wilson via Missouri Springs , Wilson via Ridge Route
Posted Jan 28, 2007 12:42 am

redsplashman23Mt Wilson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2006


It was a windy day. Nice scrambling.
Posted Dec 10, 2006 2:02 am

cp0915S/SW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2006


Nice hike from the highway. Found an old car (from the 40's or 50's, I dunno) in a wash along the way. Some decent class 3-4 scrambling on the granitic upper south/southwest ridge. Nice views from the summit.
Posted Apr 17, 2006 2:38 pm

streeyyrMount Wilson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2005


A rugged and impressive desert peak.
Posted May 31, 2005 9:33 am

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