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Brian KaletHot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2016

Brian Kalet

With Fred Genske.
Posted Jan 15, 2018 5:02 pm

kteichertSeldom visited  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2017


Started at the end of miner's canyon road. Oh my goodness what a great steep climb, but wow, talus, talus, talus. Summitted in 1 hour, 51 minutes. Thought I could make it down in 45 minutes. Talus had other ideas. Made it down in an hour and a half. It was slow going and my dog sliced his back paw on half on a rock. The last person to visit the peak, and sign the summit log was 11/5/16.
Posted May 24, 2017 1:01 am

gimpilator37 peaks in 19 days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2016


There was bad weather for weeks in WA so Heather and I drove through OR, CA, NV, UT, and ID. We climbed 37 peaks in 19 days and on the 12th day of the trip we did Pilot Peak. This peak gave us what you might call "talus fatigue". We could see the original wagon tracks from the infamous Donner Party down on the salt flats from the summit. Pilot was my 45th World Ultra prominence peak. trip report
Posted Jul 18, 2016 6:52 pm

AjaxHikerRocks, rocks & more rocks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2014
Made it to the end of the road in my Subaru. Managed to find SOME solid footing on the way up, but my route was also somewhat complicated by the impenetrable brush. Tried a slightly more direct route ont he way down & was rewarded with shifty talus from top to bottom. I'm glad I did this peak, but don't know if I would do it again...
Posted Oct 16, 2014 4:35 pm

boisedocGreat late May Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2014


Splattski and I drove down from boise to knock this one off. Went from Miners canyon. Route as advertised- lots of talus. No snow left. I did not find the talus too bad going up- we mainly stuck to ridge lines. Going down was more unpleasant as there is very little scree to slide down. Enjoyed perusing the register. Fun trip for sure but probably not one I will repeat.
Posted Jun 1, 2014 1:12 pm

scgrantPilot Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2014


With Donovan Lynch and Ben Stokes we drove up to the end of the road in Miner's Canyon. From there it was a matter of picking ones best line up the quartzite boulders and talus to the summit. Awesome views out over the Salt Flats and out towards the Ruby Mountains.
Posted May 29, 2014 10:41 pm

seanoMiner's Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2014


PM desert jaunt after doing Hole-in-the-Mountain in the morning. Ugly peak, but great views from the summit. Trip report.
Posted May 29, 2014 2:38 pm

lbaradelMiners canyon on foot...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2011


We hiked the road because it is not Corolla friendly... Nice hike, escaped a thunderstorm and a rattlesnake... Trip report
Posted Dec 2, 2011 2:50 am

louhibbardMiners up/East/Se ridge down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011
I had a rental car so only drove about .8 miles in on the rough road. That prominent ridge on the right skyline looked interesting on the hike in so took it down. For actually quite a ways on descent a big dropoff on left while climbing low angle slab down. Overall more work but I like making loops. One 100' cliff had to downclimb around (3rd-4th class). Nobody else on the mountain. I don't mind large talus - it keeps me more engaged and is almost fun if it doesn't go on too long.
Posted Sep 17, 2011 11:39 pm

ZeeJayWMC trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 1998


Club hike led by byates. I didn't think it was so bad. I kind of liked it thanks to Brad's expertise in picking a good route.
Posted Dec 22, 2010 1:51 pm

imontopBeen there, done that!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010


Yep, bagged this bad boy with Mike (Garfimi).It was good to meet Moogie up there. I least we weren't the only ones hating life! Great accomplishment to get this one in the books. Instead of summit fever, I had TH fever!
Posted Nov 7, 2010 9:23 pm

Moogie737Tally the talus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010


W/ JP Lewis. Met Garfimi & imontop as they came down. 3+50 to the top. With slight deviations we took option A up and option B down. The best way up would be by helicopter, the best way down via zip line. When you have done this peak, you feel like you have accomplished something, but you don't quite know what...
Posted Nov 7, 2010 11:51 am

GarfimiA Dog of a Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010


FINALLY! Third time is the charm I guess. Summited with Eric (Imontop). We started from Miner's Canyon a little before 9 am and headed up the north sub ridge and then headed west until the main ridge and then followed it all the way to the top (1 pm). Stayed on the summit for an hour. Great views all around. This mountain is no joke. Talus ugh! Be prepared for a long day. We made it down just before 5 pm. Great to bag this one and won't go back.
Posted Nov 6, 2010 11:56 pm

utclimberMiner's Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2010
I hiked up Pilot Peak today, with a round trip just under 5 hours (2:45 to the summit). The weather was great, but the snow was deep with lots of waist deep postholing on the descent.
Posted Apr 24, 2010 7:20 pm

DeanMiner's Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2009


Started hiking at the 6300' level but could have driven to end of road at 6600'. Did the hike with Ken Jones and SP member, redsplashman (Sacha). Views from the summit were incredible. A half foot of snow on the top portion but most of the mountain was snow free.
Posted Oct 12, 2009 12:36 am

redsplashman23Mean Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2009


Hiked with Dean and Ken. This was the toughest hike of my life, never seen so much Talus in my life. Can't believe there was so much elevation gain for such a short distance.
Posted Oct 10, 2009 2:01 am

ericwillhiteMiners Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2008


Nice remote peak...or not so remote, I think I heard the slots in Wendover. Route map with pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/nevada_climbing/pilot_range/pilot_peak_172.htm
Posted Jul 24, 2009 3:26 am

Pfeiffer75Miner's Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2008


Climbed this peak via Miner's Canyon. Saw several Big Horn Sheep at the head of the canyon. Very grueling hike with way too much talus and scree
Posted Jul 13, 2009 4:17 pm

byates7th climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008


This was my seventh time up, leading a Wasatch Mountain Club group, probably the best weather I've ever had. Did the usual Miners canyon route, just before we got to the end of the road we passed a herd of about 25 mountain sheep. For those who are wondering about a good time of year to do the peak I have found October to offer the best conditions, April and May I've had snow over scree to deal with and in November snow and very cold conditions, I believe a summer climb would be silly due the best route having continous south facing exposure.
8th Time 2 days ago 11/08/09.
Posted Oct 27, 2008 2:13 pm

BombchaserMiners Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


Climbed this via Miners Canyon. From the canyon I went straight up the southeast scree covered slope, eventually connecting into the ridgline leading to the summit. I decended via the large boulder/scree slope heading down to miners spring. Conditions were very hot, and dry. Total trip was 8 miles, and took 11 hours. I had a climbing partner who was a little out of shape for this caliber of a climb, significantly slowing me down.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 1:41 pm

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