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ManyGlacierMountaineerThimble  Sucess!

ManyGlacierMountaineer

2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa
Posted Feb 24, 2013 10:20 pm

WOLFrisingInstant Gratification!  Sucess!

WOLFrising

Winter 2012

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 oneFrom red pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2011

robot one

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

calipidderStraight up the ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2005

calipidder

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

recastRed Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2010

recast

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

mandrakeThimble Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2010

mandrake

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

mountaingazelleThimble Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

mountaingazelle

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

NoonduelerWeek in Death Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 1999

Noondueler

From Red Pass
Posted Nov 6, 2008 3:57 pm

MoapaPkusual route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008

MoapaPk

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

jimeganTHIMBLE PK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2002

jimegan

CLIMBED WITH ED

ALSO CLIMBED WITH ALEX LUBA ALAN AND PAT 2/16/04
Posted Feb 8, 2008 8:18 am

cp0915North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2008

cp0915

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

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