Thimble Peak Climber's Log
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Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2015
|The summit looks challenging, even scary, but could probably be hiked no-hands.|
|Posted Feb 26, 2015 11:10 pm|
|gimpilator||Northeast Ridge |
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2015
|This short hike was one of our favorites of the trip. There's no reason to avoid the northeast ridge at the end. There's a well defined trail and it's only 2 moves of easy class 3 without much exposure.|
In 6 days we also did Eagle Mountain, Beatty Mountain, Bonanza Mountain, Sutherland Mountain, Rainbow Mountain, Black Peak, Thimble Peak, Manly Beacon, Golden Canyon Peak, Jubilee Mountain, Pyramid Peak and Corkscrew Peak. We also explored Rhylite Ghost Town, Leadfeild Ghost Town, Titus Canyon, Golden Canyon, Sidewinder Canyon, 20 Mule Canyon, Badwater, Mosaic Canyon, and the Mesquite Dunes.
|Posted Jan 8, 2015 1:45 pm|
|labgloves||from red pass |
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2015
|Great side-trip on the titus canyon drive. The entire red pass area is spectacular.|
|Posted Jan 5, 2015 12:01 am|
|2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa|
|Posted Feb 24, 2013 10:20 pm|
Climbed this peak from Red Pass with Krista, John y Jose. Pretty much a ridge route with an instantly gratifying "Sea of Peaks" feel. A quick, fun Class 3 near the top. The drive down Titus Canyon on the way back adds to the fun!
|Posted Jan 5, 2013 11:05 pm|
|robot one||From red pass |
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2011
|Cant believe there's no register up here. Shoulda told me, i"d have taken one up there.|
|Posted Mar 29, 2011 10:08 am|
|calipidder||Straight up the ridge |
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2005
|Climbed about five years ago - details are foggy but part of our party took the roundabout way, the other half went directly up the ridge. All came down the ridge - pretty sure we concluded that it was the better route (I took the ridge both times). Really fun little peak - I agree with mountaingazelle - the route is much easier than it looks from the approach. We kept waiting to hit the 'hard' stuff but always managed to find out next step without problems.|
|Posted Jun 6, 2010 8:13 pm|
|recast||Red Pass |
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2010
|My girlfriend and I went up the peak from Red Pass as we drove through Titus Canyon. It offered great views and put a bit of exercise into the trip down the canyon.|
|Posted Apr 3, 2010 12:22 am|
|mandrake||Thimble Peak |
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2010
|Saw a big herd of bighorn sheep in the valley before ascending Thimble. Calm day, traces of snow -- probably in the 50's. One class 3 move on the north ridge, no difficulites.|
|Posted Jan 5, 2010 7:45 pm|
|mountaingazelle||Thimble Peak |
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009
|Climbed from Red Pass and took the direct route up the north ridge. The route is easier than it looks from far away. The drive through Titus Canyon was nice and I also liked hiking through Fall Canyon.|
|Posted Jan 25, 2009 4:46 pm|
|Noondueler||Week in Death Valley |
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 1999
|From Red Pass|
|Posted Nov 6, 2008 3:57 pm|
|MoapaPk||usual route |
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008
|Concur with CP, who gave me the beta: JUST GO DIRECTLY UP THE RIDGE! Don't take the round-about way suggested in Zdon's book. In fact, the current, very clear herd path goes directly up the ridge. I saw NO herd path for the supposed way around the backside.|
From the GPS data, this trip is about 1.6 miles one-way; while the net elevation gain is a modest ~1100', the various ups and downs add another 700-800', so the accumulated gain may be 1900' (that's what my GPS said). In particular, there is a loss of ~330' down the last hill before the peak.
This was my morning hike; then went down Titus Canyon, around to Furnace Creek, and out to Funeral Mountain for the afternoon; a day jaunt from Vegas.
While Titus Canyon Road was beautiful -- worth a trip alone -- I was unprepared for the slowness of this route, and the long drive to Dante's view road for the next peak. I passed 20 cars on the TCR, ever-gracious drivers pulling aside to let me through; but the runners (about 30) and hikers up from the west end caused the biggest slow-downs. I fully appreciate those folks on foot, but I was certainly on my toes to keep from hitting them in the blinder narrow sections.
Three days of antibiotics do wonders.
|Posted Mar 29, 2008 11:44 pm|
|jimegan||THIMBLE PK |
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2002
|CLIMBED WITH ED|
ALSO CLIMBED WITH ALEX LUBA ALAN AND PAT 2/16/04
|Posted Feb 8, 2008 8:18 am|
|cp0915||North Ridge |
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2008
|Short and easy, but well worth it. No sense in contouring around the summit mass to whatever weakness lies on the back side, as the final direct ridge is only class 2. Not sure why certain guidebooks tell you to avoid that final portion.|
I'd estimate the roundtrip to be only 4 miles (or less) and about 1,000 feet of gain. Less than guidebooks say.
Great first objective of a 3 peak/2 canyon weekend.
|Posted Jan 7, 2008 9:44 pm|