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


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

mdashRoute Climbed: Somewhere near the SE ridge? Date Climbed: November 25, 2005  Sucess!


Got up somehow--sure wasn't class 1-2! Spectacular scenery--Death Valley is a constant surprise. So beautiful!
Posted Nov 27, 2005 9:40 pm

cp0915Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: Oct05  Sucess!


Wanted to get this one for awhile, but that damn road closure kept me away. As soon as the weather cooled, I knocked it off. Death Valley never lets me down - and this experience was no exception.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 6:08 pm

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