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jdmorehouseSolo Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2017


I left for a five day, five peak trip to finish the DPS list for a 2nd time. This one was first at 92/96. I took 70' of webbing, 100' of 8mm rope, 3 locking 'biners, 3 quick links, harness, helmet, rock shoes, a pair of Petzl ascenders and the usual desert climbing gear. I set a self belay at the "step over", free climbed the false summit, used a pair of Petzl ascenders to re-ascend the rope (I used two 15' lengths of webbing to make slings for the anchor here, with a quick link for each bolt hanger, and one to link them together). The anchor in place for the rappel back off the false summit was good to go, so after that easy rap, I was one my way down.
Posted Jan 2, 2018 4:26 pm

jdmorehouseAscenders!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2016


Everything went well until the return up the hanging rope. Swinging wildly in space while trying to ascend the rope was un-nerving. Practice beforehand would have been useful. We both made it up, but both of us struggled. It didn't have to be this way. A very fun way to end a five peak trip to the desert.
Posted Jan 26, 2016 10:38 am

MoapaPkLadder route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2013


With Tracy and CP0915. Glad I practiced with prusiks beforehand. Then with Jodie in 2015, and again in 2015 with CP, DB, Kathy W, Craig J, Dagmar P.
Posted Mar 15, 2013 5:08 pm

Tracyvia the Regular Route (the obstacle course) from the 4WD TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2013


I did this one with MoapaPk and cp0915 with great weather conditions. Later the same day, on my way home to Henderson, NV, I bagged Black Peak near Parker, Arizona
Posted Feb 17, 2013 4:49 pm

cdewhurstGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012


Not a very long day but enjoyed the mix of hiking, climbing and using ladders. Loved the views that included the Colorado River and Mexico.
Posted May 29, 2012 12:18 pm

cabObstacle Course  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012


Really fun climb, easy approach, and great views from the top. Highly recommended!
Posted Feb 12, 2012 12:35 pm

Dariavery enjoyable  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2011


what a fun peak!!
Posted Oct 22, 2011 10:05 pm

mhengstLadder Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2010


Climbed this with Jack Kieffer and Paul Garry Thanksgiving weekend. We went up and over the false summit block up top which was fun though over much too quickly.

Beautiful rock and an awesome view from the top. The red arrows painted on the rock are a bit much though.
Posted Dec 23, 2010 1:39 pm

Bob BurdVia the ladders  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2008

Bob Burd

This was an easy, but very enjoyable outing with Evan and Matthew. Trip Report
Posted May 2, 2008 12:18 am

setrentRoute Climbed: Regular Date Climbed: 30 January 2004  Sucess!
A senic desert climb.
Posted Dec 21, 2005 11:30 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: Regular Date Climbed: March 2005  Sucess!


With Tom Scott
Posted Oct 16, 2005 2:04 pm

DebRoute Climbed: The Regular Route Date Climbed: 14 December 2002  Sucess!


Holy cow, this rock looks like something out of an old Star Trek episode; what's the line?....."looks fake!" Alois and I conquered the beast on a beautiful sunny day even after two bottles of wine the night before. Yes, it was a scrambly climb where proper footing was essential; it was a thrill to reach the top and view the desert as the buzzards do. So much beauty in such a forlorn part of the country, and with a truly entertaining host as Alois, this trip was a fantastic experience!
Posted Dec 16, 2002 4:33 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: The Regular, Obstacle course Date Climbed: Thanksgiving Weekend 2001  Sucess!


Penelope May and I spent the Thanksgiving Weekend 2001 climbing this Fun, FUN route. This really cannot be called climbing, but it is just incredibly fun, entertaining scrambing. If you want to make it challenge, just don't use the ladders. Anyway, this was a great trip, mostly due to the company I was with. The dinner and wine afterwards were great too. Unforgetable trip. Recommended.
Posted Nov 17, 2002 7:39 pm

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