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

philadendron

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 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.
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!

jdmorehouse

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

Tracy

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

jmatthys

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

Vasler

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

jimegan

Several times with Richard, Peter, etc. Nice climb when snow keeps one away from the higher peaks
Also:
1-19-11 Climbed from Red Springs with Peter, Doyle and Tom
3/10/13 w/Peter,Harlan,Tom,Judy&Susan
11/5/14
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!

MoapaPk

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

cp0915

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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