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RoryKuykendallWhite Gully   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2017


Stout little peak
Posted Dec 23, 2017 11:51 pm

tbaranskiGood times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2017


Part of a long meandering route up and down the Calico Hills on a perfect April day. Lots of possible ways up this thing -- I ended up getting "On The Red" via a class-3 route up the SE side.
Posted Apr 14, 2017 3:51 pm

bechttShort loop


Went up the west and south route described on this page. Didn't enjoy the class 4 wall but that's part of the deal. Traversed over to Calico Tank PK afterward.
Posted Dec 31, 2016 6:22 pm

SarahThompsonFun little peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2015


Scrambled up this when 65mph winds nixed our climbing plans. Fun route finding and quite scenic. Had to crawl at some points near the top!
Posted Nov 30, 2015 3:07 pm

philadendronPart of loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2014


First stop on a loop of Red Cap, Grey Cap, and Turtlehead. Went up the standard way, then went down a gully on the North side (White Gully??). The gully was a fantastic descent choice. Quick, safe, and direct. I would consider it for a future ascent.

Again on 11/22/14 as part of a shorter, 2 peak day (Turtlehead Jr. and Turtlehead Sr.). Up from Sandstone Quarry, down White Gully, then over to the standard Turtlehead route.

Again on 2/16/15 with a friend in from out of town. This is such a great intro to scrambling route. It's short, interesting, fun, and challenging. Descent via White Gully.

Again on 10/9/16, just a quick trip up to the top, then down White Gully.

Again on 10/29/16, traversing over from N Calico Tanks Peak, then down White Gully. GPS tracks
Posted Nov 15, 2014 7:54 pm

Bob SihlerFrom Calico Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2014

Bob Sihler

Went up from Calico Basin, traversed to Calico Tank Peak, and then descended via Ash Canyon. Fun outing that only took 2.5 hours RT, including time spent taking pictures.

This was my sixth time up the peak and the fourth different route I've done on the peak. Always a great little peak.
Posted Feb 7, 2014 2:27 pm

jdmorehouseIn a land long ago, but not so far away  Sucess!


Shortly after I moved here in 1999, I climbed nearly every sandstone formation in the Calico Hills without even knowing their names or what the "routes" were, I just went up them. This was one of them.
Posted Mar 21, 2013 3:45 pm

Tracyfrom Calico Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012


I hiked this one solo on a beautiful fall afternoon while my wife read a book in the vehicle parked in the northwesterly parking area of Calico Basin. It took me 2.25 hours up and back.
Posted Oct 20, 2012 10:36 pm

Stu BrandelBeware Two Headed Turtle   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2012

Stu Brandel

We ascended from the big red rock area on the Calico tanks trail and ended up due south of the summit. We found a challenging route up southeast of the summit only to find we ascended the slightly smaller east summit. DOH! Down we went, curling around back to the west, where we ascended the class 3-4 crack to the Red Cap area, and went on to the summit. Very fun and scrambling heaven - even in 38 degree weather and a bitter wind.
Posted Mar 19, 2012 11:04 pm

jmatthysMany Routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2007


Have been up many different ways, generally included as a scramble from calico tanks
Posted Oct 22, 2010 9:08 pm

VaslerRed on the head  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2010


Very cool tank at the top. I did some troubleshooting route finding from the NorthEast. It's workable but probably not the best way up.
Posted May 16, 2010 3:44 pm

jimeganRed Cap


Several times with Richard, Peter, etc. Nice climb when snow keeps one away from the higher peaks
1-19-11 Climbed from Red Springs with Peter, Doyle and Tom
3/10/13 w/Peter,Harlan,Tom,Judy&Susan
Posted Apr 18, 2009 11:00 am

Anya JingleA few times

Anya Jingle

Several times from Calico Tanks trailhead and once starting at Calico Basin. Fun little peak.
Enjoy one of my slideshows:
Turtlehead Junior from Calico Basin
Posted Apr 17, 2009 10:20 pm

MoapaPkmany ways, most bad  Sucess!


One of the most scenic routes winds a complicated, mainly class 2 path on the N side; goes through a tunnel till you get with 100' (vert) of the top. That's when the fun begins.
Posted Apr 17, 2009 4:13 pm

cp0915Several Times


This is always a rewarding short hike/scramble. Awesome views from the top (and along the route).

-1st time: several years ago, solo;
-2nd time: with Mike Cressman (and someone else, I think);
-3rd time: with a group of local hikers;
-4th time: with DB;
-5th time: with DB, Ko and Tyler;
-6th time: with DB and Aron Ralston, as part of a highly enjoyable 3-peak loop.
Posted Apr 17, 2009 12:38 pm

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