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jdmorehouseTwo Forks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2013

jdmorehouse

We started this one using the Summitpost directions, since I didn't have my DPS directions with me, as Whipple was a replacement for another peak we decided against earlier in the week. The directions call for paying attention to a fork in the wash about .8 of a mile in. All is good, but at approximately 1650' of elevation there is another, less obvious fork that must be taken to the right. We didn't see it and continued on in what appeared to be the main channel, until we later ran into a massive headwall. We climbed out of the channel onto a rough ridge that worked it's way up and down several bumps, with the last one giving up nearly 300' of elevation to get to the 3000' saddle where the real climbing begins (I know we're not the first to have made that mistake). From there I worked my way around the base of a huge rock formation and found my way up to the summit ridge. We returned down the canyon we should have been in on the way up, and it was easy and pleasant. BTW, despite what some say, there was not a cairn of any kind along either route, with the exception of a summit cairn at point 3290' and the three high points on the summit ridge.
Posted Dec 29, 2013 6:12 pm

cabWar Eagle Mine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2013

cab

Fun, easy day with a big group of new friends. Nice views to the Lake Havasu area.
Posted Jan 22, 2013 4:26 pm

bechttRidgeline up, canyon down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2008

bechtt

With Bob Burd & Matthew Holliman, did Chemehuevi in the morning followed by this one.
Posted Oct 29, 2010 11:41 pm

Bob BurdDPS route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2008

Bob Burd

With Tom Becht & Matthew Holliman, did Chemehuevi in the morning followed by this one. Trip Report
Posted Mar 4, 2010 12:01 am

surgentJust after a small storm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2010

surgent

We arrived late the night before and got rained on for a few hours, but by next morning the clouds had cleared out, leaving a beautiful cool day for the climb. The canyon portion is outstanding. Even the very tricky-looking parts aren't bad, as long as you pay attention. Trip Report, 2/28/10
Posted Mar 2, 2010 5:28 pm

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