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orbitorFrom S22 via Villager  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2013

orbitor

Infamous Rabbit taunts no more. Came back more determined than ever after turning around 3.5 years before. Rolled over Villager, then powered through the bump roller-coaster. After so much anticipation, the views at the summit sucked (obscured by vegetation). Back on the bump roller-coaster and the endless descent to S22. Redemption!
Posted May 7, 2013 7:15 pm

lzpupRabbit and Villager  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2012

lzpup

Great hike , buddy from work and I did a 2 day. Camped at villager and then hit rabbits. Lots of snow on top 3-4 inches a list with drifts a lot higher. Good thing since I ran low on water. 8 liters was not enough. I would bring 9-10 liters if I was not sure of snow.
Posted Feb 19, 2012 9:46 pm

WildAwesome hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2011

Wild

Really cool hike, great views.. made it all the way to Rabbit!
Posted Mar 17, 2011 4:31 am

cabS-22  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

cab

Dayhike from S-22. Nice hike with a slightly cool breeze that kept the temperature perfect all day. Saw a large Sierra Club group (20-25 people) heading up while I was on the way down from Villager.
Posted Mar 14, 2011 12:31 pm

asmrzMy first desert summit in 1977  Sucess!

asmrz

John Orange, George Ivy and I hiked up the long ridge of Rabbit from Salton Sea area in spring of 1977. Rabbit was my first desert summit ever. What an unusual terrain for someone who grew up among pine trees,alpine meadows and rock towers. For a while, I was not sure what the desert hiking experience was about, but many years of desert rambling followed.
Posted Jan 24, 2011 1:18 pm

Michael GraupeEast-west traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2010

Michael Graupe

Great New Year's Eve hike. Started from the citrus grove (Fillmore Ave) and just aimed for the bottom of the E-ridge. After ~45min picked up the ducked route where the white rocks are still in place. The ridge is steep and relentless and made for a great work-out with grand views all around. Temperature was way below freezing on top with rime ice covering trees and shrubs. Quickly traversed over to Villager and descended the south ridge to S-22. 9h 50min CTC.
Posted Jan 4, 2011 5:55 pm

labglovesSouth Ridge over Villager  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2010

labgloves

Stormy day in the desert - but mostly dry on the ridge. Great hike.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 1:10 pm

MoapaPkFom s22 over Villager  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2010

MoapaPk

Except for complete lack of Moon, conditions were perfect; cool, slight overcast until the descent. As a dayhike took 11h15m; I was motivated to get back to the car before dark. Had a sprained ankle and groin pull to start, and miraculously, both conditions seemed alleviated by the time I hit Rabbit.

There are 7 little lumps between Villager and Rabbit; they aren't oppressive, but they are a bit annoying on the way back.

This must have been a brutal hike when first added to the DPS list. You can see where branches have been trimmed, and the faint use trail is carefully routed around the worst thickets with simple but effective ducks. Plus a fire has cleared a good expanse of brush. Someone even put reflective dots on some bushes.
Posted Dec 5, 2010 6:28 pm

Doug6100Toro to Rabbit
Actually haven't done this yet. I was hoping to do this early next spring from Toro to Rabbit to Villager and down to desert. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the conditions are like between Toro and Rabbit (besides being hot and dry most of the time). Any thoughts
Posted Jul 2, 2010 7:56 pm

sdhagerVia Villager Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

sdhager

What a great May Day! Temperature was perfect. Awesome views of Salton Sea!
Posted May 26, 2010 5:08 am

mrchad9East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2010

mrchad9

Up the east ridge from the lemon grove. Thought it would be nice to summit a peak from below sea level. Very nice hike up the ridge but the 3+ miles across the boulders from the TH to reach the ridge is a drag- especially on the way back. I think via Villager may be the better route- as most seem to have already figured out...
Posted Mar 14, 2010 9:26 pm

kevin trieufrom Villager  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2010

kevin trieu

great hike in the Socal desert. came from Villager. 12.5 c2c.
Posted Feb 28, 2010 8:44 pm

weeds19A Great Oct Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

weeds19

Doing this in two days would really be punishment. I carried about 200 oz for my day trip and that really wasn't enough on this day that reached the low 90s in Temp. Having to carry enough water for two days and a night would push that number much higher and thus add a lot of weight.

The roller coaster ridge was actually enjoyable because of the spectacular views of the dry (and should be dry... Salton) lake beds.
Posted Oct 25, 2009 12:51 pm

jfloVia Villager  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009

jflo

RIP little toenail.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 6:06 pm

Nick ComerVia Villager  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2009

Nick Comer

Departed Villager at 7am made Rabbit Peak in 3:15 hours. I signed the summit log, found a geocache, ate lunch, and took a nap. Made it back to Villager in about 3 hours.

The bumps to Rabbit from Villager and back are many and I agree, it is a roller coaster. My data shows Total climbing/Total Descent of 5696'/5696' (out and back).

I used 3 liters of water for the out and back trek and 3 liters for the return trip to the car at S-22.

I fought the most serious-unrelenting-fiercest wind all day long--knocked me down 6 times on the 14 mile day trek. Many times I had to skirt the ridge in order to walk upright. I even slipped once and the wind held me up preventing a fall!

All in all it was a great day to be out. I'll update this post later with a trip report.
Posted Mar 31, 2009 2:53 pm

HeyItsBenRe: Via Villager

HeyItsBen

I think 5696' is the NET gain/loss, total gain is over 8000'. The valley floor is at 1100' and Rabbit is 6600', and I believe there is almost 3000' of ups/downs along the way. Crazy with the wind.
Posted Apr 17, 2009 11:54 pm

ZeRe: Via Villager

Ze

yeah its definitely around 8500' cumulative gain!
Posted May 22, 2009 7:38 pm

Nick ComerVia Villager
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009

Nick Comer

Almost made it. Hiked to Villager, setup camp and continued on to Rabbit. Made it to the last mile before bailing back to Villager. Awesome night on the summit of Villager with no wind and bright moon.
Posted Mar 31, 2009 2:31 pm

ZeFrom Villager  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009

Ze

excellent hike. bumps on the way weren't too bad. loved the views
Posted Feb 1, 2009 10:34 am

guynameddaveVia Villager  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2009

guynameddave

Climbed with Marcus and Eric from the south, spending the night on Villager. Then Rabbit in the morning and back to the car by 4:30. My alt watch seemed a bit off, like 100ft short on Villager and Rabbit...but total feet climbed said 12k. Don't believe people who say it's 8500 total feet. This climb is a roller coaster.
Posted Jan 20, 2009 11:24 am

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