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seanoSE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2013

seano

After doing nearby Eagle in the morning, we popped over to do this in the afternoon, finishing after dark. Not especially clear, but we could still see all the way to the Sierra Nevada. Trip report.
Posted Dec 5, 2013 12:36 pm

SeanReedyUp the East Ridge, Down the SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2013

SeanReedy

Why spoil the fun? I didn't bother to consult Zdon's guide and had my wife read me the description from SP as we drove through Furnace Creek. I awoke the next morning, crossed the road and enjoyed the spectacular desert scenery. I saw the normal SE ridge route, but continued further around the mountain and headed up some interesting quartz scree farther to the east, eventually reaching some nice dark ridges with ample opportunities for scrambling and peering over long drop-offs. I seemed to end up one ridge over from the standard SE route, but was not on the long, interesting looking northeast ridge system (one more ridge over from me to the north). Summit views were spectacular on a clear, calm day. I stayed near the normal SE ridge route on the way down, but veered onto sheep paths and paths of my own creation at times. I never needed to backtrack, but was glad I had great scrambling shoes on for maintaining balance on the scree and sharp rock. Fun hike!
Posted Feb 27, 2013 1:28 am

jdmorehouseNot My Favorite  Sucess!

jdmorehouse

Although the weather and the views were good, what I remember most was a long slog up steep, loose slopes. Pretty much endless. Fortunately, the good views started almost immediately, and that kept my mind off the slogging!
Posted Feb 19, 2013 8:47 pm

WOLFrisingSolo day on the SE ridge.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2013

WOLFrising

Winter 2013

After a couple of my friends expressed displeasure with the west ridge, I decided to give the other option a try. Once the ridge was found, the way up was pretty obvious. Class 2 all the way, but don't underestimate the tedious nature of loose talus! Fine desert peak...and it was all mine!
Posted Feb 14, 2013 11:35 pm

Dan WiedrichSoutheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011
We began our hike the evening before and camped at about 3,600'. The next morning we started hiking a prominent ridge which looked like the southeast ridge. We encountered a couple of short sections of class 3 rock and reached the summit. We took an easier way done slightly to the north of the route we took up. We ran out of water at the beginning of the 3 mile slog back to the car. We were happy to reach the car which contained a few gallons of water. We should have brought more water along with us!
Posted Sep 6, 2011 1:39 pm

hiker102Blazing my own trail (ie; lost on Pyramid Peak)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2010

hiker102

This was supposed to be a straight forward Class 2 hike on an unassuming mountain whose only "distinction" was that of being the highest point in the Funeral Mountains... instead it was an adventure from beginning to end!

For a full trip report with photos, you are welcome to visit my website: Peak Fever
Posted May 19, 2011 10:20 am

Bob BurdSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2007

Bob Burd

Fine day, with Evan Rasmussen. Trip Report
Posted Jan 4, 2011 10:27 pm

labglovesSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2008

labgloves

My first peak in Death Valley. Solo hike of SE ridge.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 1:56 pm

mrchad9SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2010

mrchad9

Easy and enjoyable outing up the standard route. Excellent weather and views throughout. A good way to spend Thanksgiving Day.
Posted Nov 29, 2010 2:57 pm

DariaVia long East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2010

Daria

Some sketchy moves along ridge, 3rd/low 4th class which made things interesting. Not your typical desert slog
Posted Oct 31, 2010 6:09 pm

ShinLVRoute Climbed: SW Ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2009

ShinLV

Climbed from South West Ridge in 2009 and 2010. It took us 4.5 hours to the Peak and 2.5 hours down.
Total Distance of 8+ miles and Total elevation gain of 4,500+ ft. Lots of Class 3 and some easy class 4 scramble.
My Photo Album of 2009
My Photo Album of 2010
Posted Sep 9, 2010 8:15 am

alpspitzeNice Death Vally Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2010

alpspitze

Nice hike but real windy.
Posted May 4, 2010 11:14 am

DougHemkenBrilliant winter day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

DougHemken

Great views
Posted Jan 19, 2010 3:52 pm

KadeeSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2008

Kadee

Great hike - I was so excited to be in Death Valley. Very good summit views - amazing area!
Posted Nov 10, 2008 4:34 pm

NoonduelerGood weather, clear views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2002

Noondueler

Got some good shots all around.
Posted Nov 7, 2008 11:38 pm

Dennis PoulinSE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008

Dennis Poulin

Beautiful day for a hike. I had the mountain to myself.
Posted Mar 4, 2008 4:05 pm

Vagabond ManifestoFuneral Mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2007

Vagabond Manifesto

Great hike up the ridge, with the classic loose rock of Death Valley summits. No one had signed the register in three weeks, with only a few names in the months before that. I see that several fellow Summit Posters left some of those signatures. Ascended a loose, reddish gully to the low saddle of white quartzite, then up the southeast ridge. The descent included a bit of improvisation, particularly on the exposed upper ridge of black basaltic rock. Exciting!
Posted Mar 13, 2007 3:30 am

MoapaPkSE Ridge, sort of  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

MoapaPk

First to sign register since April 15. I am surprised how few people climb this mountain in the summer. Why is that?

Snow (dusting) on Telescope; much snow on Charleston > 10800'; much-much on the SierraSSSS to the west.

Saw Wingding's and Dingus Milque Toast sigs on top... plus the Roachs', and Nevada Bob Greer's.

I'm not sure I took the correct route up. Instead of the rightmost saddle, I went directly up to the white-quartzite saddle at 4600'. I don't think this was so great a choice, as the rock was loose and steep.

Left Vegas ~7:30, at trailhead 9:15, at top 11:35.

PS. Didn't see Wingding's hat. My guess: look in Utah!
Posted Oct 16, 2006 1:04 am

BranchWhitneyRoute Climbed: SW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2006
The SW ridge has a much shorter walk across the desert than the SE ridge. Great views from the summit.
Posted Feb 18, 2006 7:23 am

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: Southwest/West Ridge (ascent) / SE Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Followed the ridge from Travertine Point along Hwy 190: Along the next ridge to the south of Pt 4420, north to Pt 6050, and then east to Pyramid. The west ridge was a little disappointing, mostly class 2 with only a short section of third class required. But it has excellent views to (somewhat) compensate--I think a good deal better than those seen on the SE Ridge. And if you don't go up there expecting a route that's "not for the squeamish" (as one register entry had curiously proclaimed), it might even be quite enjoyable.



The cloud layer began at about 6,500ft, so (like the day before on Nopah) I didn't have any summit views. I'll have to see if I can find a more interesting way up to the summit on a clear day to check them out. Seems like the south side might offer a class 3 route up...
Posted Dec 20, 2005 12:03 pm

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