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orbitorFrom Indian Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2013

orbitor

Gave myself a fantastic birthday present by summiting this landmark mountain. Took the standard route from Indian Canyon, which was fairly well marked and easy to follow. The most challenging part of hiking Signal is getting there. The 4WD access road is one of the worst I've driven and took forever to clear both in and out. Other than that, this is a desert classic worth every effort. Ran into a herd of bighorn sheep too.
Posted Jul 9, 2014 2:35 pm

Andrew RankineGetting out of the heat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

Andrew Rankine

Hiked this and Pinal with my dad. A nice dayhike.
Posted May 22, 2014 6:04 am

jdmorehouseExcellent Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2013

jdmorehouse

An easy hike via the DPS C route. Outstanding views of the Kofa Range, which are very dramatic.
Posted Dec 24, 2013 2:53 pm

RedwicMostly in the dark...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2013

Redwic

... but still warm. Not wanting to take my rental Ford Escape (with "intelligent" 4WD... whatever that means) into Kofa Queen Canyon, I stopped a short distance from a brief steep rutted spot in the road and then walked from there. The ground was noticably looser/sandier once in the canyon. The route was straightforward, but it seemed to take forever to get to the turnoff spot from the old roadbed. The highlight of the trip was seeing a tarantula crossing my path during the descent.
Posted Nov 3, 2013 7:52 am

Vic HansonTen Ewe double header  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2013

Vic Hanson

A nice easy hike up in 2 hours from the Kofa Queen Canyon Road TH via Ten Ewe Canyon and the use trail. Climbed Ten Ewe Mtn. on the return.
Posted Feb 27, 2013 1:53 am

cabRusty Bailey Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2013

cab

Climbed with Mark and Pat in perfect weather. Really fun route. On the descent, our 60m rope reached from the anchor at the top of the second pitch to a few feet short of the bottom of the first pitch where it was easy to unclip and downclimb that last few feet.
Posted Feb 25, 2013 10:20 am

Tracyvia Indian Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2013

Tracy

Thanks to good route description, this was a straight forward hike - 3.25 hours Jeep to Jeep. The Kofa Mountains are very scenic.
Posted Feb 17, 2013 4:55 pm

MoapaPkeasy way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2012

MoapaPk

From ENE, Kofa Queen Canyon to Indian Canyon.
Posted Mar 3, 2012 7:17 pm

mhengstClimbed Palm Canyon DPS "A" Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011

mhengst

Climbed this and Castle Dome over two days with Jen Blackie. We originally intended to do the Rusty Bailey route but ended up on the DPS A route. A bit of vertical 3rd class and one exposed traverse to get out of the canyon and a stroll from there.

Good camping at the trailhead. Pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewhengst/sets/72157626047014976/
Posted Feb 14, 2011 9:37 pm

AndinistalocoSpring '97?  Sucess!

Andinistaloco

Couldn't say what route, since we most likely made it up... but approached from Pine Canyon and did a couple pitches of low-mid 5th class to pass the lower walls... from there it was an easy walk.
Posted Mar 23, 2010 1:53 pm

Iron HikerMini-epic getting back down in darkness!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

Iron Hiker

Since I had no 4wd, I started from Palm Canyon, taking a route that Bob Burd described on his descent from the summit which ascends up Four Palms Canyon to its head via a class 3 route (http://www.snwburd.com/bob/trip_reports/signal_n4_1.html). Tough scrambling and evil bushes dominated, and I reached the top only about an hour before sunset. I managed to get down the upper half of the canyon before darkness overtook me, and it took 2-3 hours by headlamp to get back to the trailhead, staggering in exhaustion! Definitely a hike to remember, and I was very glad to return safely.....
Posted Jan 29, 2010 1:45 am

BombchaserIndian Canyon Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2009

Bombchaser

This ascent was easier than I thought it would be. The route consists of a scattered goat trail marked by small stacks of rocks here and there. There is some rock scrmabling and some hands on stuff depending on where you traverse. The wind was blowing hard and right after I descending the winds were at around 50 mph. The ascent took 2.44 hours and was 3.8 miles in length.
Posted Mar 22, 2009 7:21 pm

sbkelleyTen Ewe - Indian Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2009

sbkelley

After some initial route-finding issues (and seeing a Desert Rosy Boa snake in the process), we found the main trail and followed this steep track up to the summit area. Walked around to all four points and the views were incredible. Great hike.
Posted Feb 23, 2009 10:37 am

davis2001r6Stay Left :)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2009
We started off to the right and explored a few side canyons before making our way to the trail. Some of the best views I've seen in AZ from the top.
Posted Feb 23, 2009 12:27 am

ericnoelIndian Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2008

ericnoel

This one turned out pretty well. The temps were actually in the 60s and it was cloudy with even a few raindrops. The route turned out to be fairly easy and while I lost the bootpath here and there, it was a piece of cake to stick to the general route.
Posted Dec 15, 2008 11:07 am

KadeeIndian Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2008

Kadee

Beautiful day - weather was perfect and it was very clear. Could see mountains in Mexico. Route finding was easy with the exception of finding the trail out of the wash.
Posted Dec 3, 2008 4:04 pm

oldaditHot as Hades  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 1992

oldadit

A little late in the season on our first (of 3) ascent of this
nice peak. We took Indian Canyon route, but had car
parked at the mouth of Kofa Queen Canyon, and were a bit
parched by the end of the hike. Cranked AC to max, and headed
to Quartzite for a super slushee.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 8:37 pm

weeds19Perfect early spring hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2008

weeds19

The early spring season is probably about the perfect time to climb this peak, and happened to be passing through the area in March so I thought I'd give it a go. The route finding was surprisingly straight-forward and before I knew it I was making the short stroll over to the actual summit. The trail is now in pretty decent shape and isn't bad at all to follow. My time up was 70 min and time down was 60 min. Great morning hike while the air was still cool!
Posted Mar 22, 2008 5:27 pm

AndinistalocoRoute Climbed: west face Date Climbed: spring '97?  Sucess!

Andinistaloco

Straight up Palm Canyon and up a few pitches of easy-to-moderate fifth class on surprisingly good (though still not TOO good) rock. Then a little stroll to the summit. It was really hot, even in the spring. Watch for bighorns!
Posted Sep 12, 2005 3:32 am

DeanRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 4-10-05  Sucess!

Dean

Great day with Scott (maintainer of this page), Bill J. and Rick H. I had no route finding problems since both Scott and Rick knew the way.

The scenery was outstanding and a real surprise as it is a fantastic area. The road to the TH is a toughie and should only be attempted by high clearance vehicles. Thanks to Scott and Rick for their great guide work and to Bill for always being a great hiking companion. We were treated to a great flower show as we descended but be sure to wear stout gloves.
Posted Apr 12, 2005 5:15 pm

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