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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

splattskiSunny and calm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2014

splattski

This was one of the more pleasant summit experiences I have had recently: beautiful view, solitude, nice temp, and just enough breeze to keep it cool. However, the entire time I was thinking about all that talus.
Great adventure with boisedoc, nonetheless.
Posted Jun 1, 2014 4:21 pm

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

boisedoc

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

scgrant

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

seano

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

lbaradel

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

ZeeJay

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

imontop

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

Moogie737

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

Garfimi

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

Dean

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

redsplashman23

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

ericwillhite

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

Pfeiffer75

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

byates

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

Bombchaser

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

BeauMiner's Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Beau

My friend Zach and I started from the end of the Miner's Canyon road. We started on the ridge directly north of the road and proceeded west up the hill until we made it to the major ridgeline. We followed the ridge north until reaching the peak. It took us about 3:24 to summit. We decided to take a more direct route back...and that turned out to be a mistake. Lots of loose talus to contend with. I'm not sure if there is a "good" way to the top, just a "not as bad" route. It was a great adventure though!
Posted Sep 17, 2007 11:36 am

Jeremy FranchowEast slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2007

Jeremy Franchow

Started on a ridge on its east slope, but had to bail northward into the talus at about el. 7500 because of cliffs/vegetation. Stayed on the talus the rest of the way up. A couple of register entries mentioned an old CCC(not sure how they knew this) trail coming off the peak from the north and going down to the "pipe road", which I'm assuming is the aquaduct. Sure enough, it was there, switchbacks and all. Most of it was still under snow. Dropped down the snowy slope hoping to find the trail again...only found bits and pieces as the rest has been obliterated by massive slides. A toppled forest of trees is layed out on top of the talus slope, making the descent even more treacherous. If not for the trees, this would make a good summit route because its upper reaches had limited talus and the trail.

Got to look DOWN on an F-16 as it flew low in the valley between Pilot and the Silver Islands while descending the peak. Glad I saw it first, because the roar was deafening...probably would have otherwise thought an avalanche or rockslide was coming down on me. Later viewed six more flying directly above the peak at a more normal elevation. Pretty cool!
Posted May 18, 2007 9:15 pm

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