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Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: Eternal Vigilance, 5.9; East Ridge Date Climbed: November 26, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Started out from Indian Wells Canyon to attempt Eternal Vigilance, 5.9 from Greg Vernon's Domelands book, but backed off after the first pitch. We brought too much gear and quickly realized that the subsequent pitches would be immensely difficult hauling two full packs. Our excuse - it was damn cold and windy all day! We scrambled up to the fun class 3/4 ridge and topped out in a few hours in near whiteout conditions at the summit. Plus, throw in petroglyph sightings and it was a great day!
Posted Nov 28, 2005 12:04 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: November 20, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Beautiful fall day on the PCT. Started out at Walker Pass and conveniently stumbled along Morris and Jenkins on the way. Glenn G and I cleaned up some metal poles (PCT trail markers) we found halfway up the mountain and carried them all the way to the saddle SW of the peak where the PCT meets. Trail maintainance, or hikers in search of a challenge should carry these out next time. : - ]
Posted Nov 25, 2005 3:04 am

Eric TiptonRoute Climbed: Peter Cottontail II 5.10 Date Climbed: May 2003
I climbed this 4 pitch route on the Easter wall with Kenn Kenega. The first three pitches are outstanding slab climbing on good clean granite, the fourth pitch is terrifying. Needs another bolt on the fourth pitch rap anchor.
Posted Aug 12, 2005 8:53 am

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: Indian Wells Canyon / Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2004 / Oct 24, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

The first time was an afternoon hike up Indian Wells Canyon, after climbing Pilot Knob (S) in the morning. The second time was as Bob mentioned below, a Morris/Jenkins/Owens excursion out of Walker Pass. Pleasant hikes.
Posted May 31, 2005 10:25 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Climbed Morris, Jenkins, and Owens with Matthew on an enjoyable dayhike from Walker Pass. Trip Report
Posted May 31, 2005 1:01 am

granite4brainsRoute Climbed: IWV trailhead Date Climbed: 05/29/05  Sucess!


Beautiful windy day up there. I have climbed this peak quite a few times since I live right near by. Always a nice place for a great work out and tremendous views.
Posted May 30, 2005 12:29 pm

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