Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: March 3, 2005
After we finished hiking with some others in this area Jay and I made this climb, since we were the only ones of our group who hadn't bagged this one. Took us a long time going up because we lost the trail, then came down much quicker once we did find the trail to follow. Boy, were we way off!
Route Climbed: Rusty Bailey route Date Climbed: March 22, 2005
Penelope May and I spent 4 wonderful days in the Arizona desert photographing the incredible carpets of wildflowers, roaming the desert and climbing Signal Peak from Palm Canyon via the Rusty Baillie route. It took us 9 hours to get up the route and down, back to our car. Penelope has been on this route before in 2000, got rained off from the friction pitch at the headwall. This time she led both pitches in clear, warm weather. The summit views are awesome. Kofa Pinnacles, Castle Dome Mountains, desert ridge lines south to Mexico and west to California, the wast expanse of desert landscape, what a wonderful place.