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gimpilator27 Peaks in 21 Days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2015

gimpilator

Pahrump was not the quality route I was hoping for, too much loose rock and scree. But it was very nice once we reached the summit ridge. We did have several ravens doing carwheels around us on the summit. Overall I'd say the best this about the peak is the view of it from the west. This was part of a 21 day hiking road-trip I did with Heather. Other peaks on this trip include:

Pinos, Sawmill, Aliso, Signal, Castle Dome, Ajo, Miller, Superstition BM, Turtle HP, Old Woman, Granite, Cinder Cone 3894', Avawatz, Pinto, Nelson HP, Panamint Butte, Canyon Point, Shadow, Grapevine, Wahguye, Palmer, Stirling, Northshore, Black Mesa, Hamblin, and Little Virgin.

We also visited Heiroglyphic Canyon, Marble Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Sheep Spring Canyon, Cadiz Dunes, Mojave Lava Tube, Parowan Gap Dinosaur tracks and numerous pertroglyph sites.

See the trip report with photos for more information.
Posted Jan 15, 2016 8:44 pm

cabFrom SR-178  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2014

cab

After a morning climb of Stewart Point, we made it back to the cars just before needing headlamps.
Posted Nov 17, 2014 1:19 pm

jdmorehouseTicks and a Great Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2013

jdmorehouse

A fun climb, especially the summit ridge line. Although I didn't pick up any, Lorraine flicked off three ticks during the course of the climb. In February, no less.
Posted Feb 19, 2013 8:42 pm

dshoshoneStandard DPS Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2013

dshoshone

Fun hike with the dog. Only a few names in register over the last 10 years.
Posted Feb 13, 2013 11:43 am

jimeganpaharump pk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2000

jimegan

climbed with lvmc
Posted Feb 8, 2008 11:20 am

Bob BurdFrom SR178  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2007

Bob Burd

With Evan Rasmussen, climbed via the standard DPS route. Not as much fun as Nopah, but still enjoyable. Trip Report
Posted May 10, 2007 12:58 pm

brianhughesfrom the highway in Chicago Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2007

brianhughes

This peak is an excellent scramble with great views from the summit. Laid out below me to the northeast was the town of Pahrump, with snow-capped Charleston Peak behind it in the distance. Eagle Mountain (another great scramble) appears as a lone island in the desert to the northwest. Total of about 8 miles and 3,350 feet vertical from the pullout on the highway. Of course, after the hike, I had to drive to the nearby town of Shoshone for dinner at the Crowbar.
P.S. -Don't forget to pose for a photo with the plywood wedding couple at the end of the dirt road. Unfortunately, the groom had already lost his head by the day I was there.
Posted Mar 15, 2007 10:17 pm

MoapaPkStandard DPS route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2006

MoapaPk

Climbed with the Siberian and the Persian.

The route description here is good. I wouild add that the two upper "notches" are really defined by small rock (~10') protuberances on the left side, as one ascends, and the "saddle" is more of a quasi-level point on the ridge. The route is essentially class 2, with the loose chute as the most dangerous part ("dangerous" as in "getting a rock knocked on your head").

We also just wanted to stay on top for a long time.
Posted Apr 9, 2006 7:47 pm

cp0915Route Climbed: from Chicago Valley Date Climbed: May 8, 2005  Sucess!

cp0915

The 3400 feet of gain went very quickly - not sloggy in the slightest (unusual for a desert peak with that kind of gain). Didn't wanna leave the summit. Curious birds kept doing surprisingly close fly-bys, checking me out.



It's really hard to articulate what made this peak so enjoyable. Just a true desert mountain, I guess - rugged as hell and beautiful.
Posted May 11, 2005 4:16 pm

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