Turtlehead Peak Climber's Log
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|gosc||Date Climbed: July 18, 2003|
|In the middle of summer, I knew we were asking for punishment, but we did it anyway. It was 100+ deg F at the trailhead and 95 deg F at the summit. Needless to say, we were the only ones on the summit and we ran across a couple of others out there. There was a good breeze at the top but it was like a hair dryer on "hot" blowing in your face. We both had 2 liters of water each when we began and it was all gone by the time we got back to the car. Although it was brutal, it was a nice hike and we got a nice view of Red Rock and Las Vegas.|
|Posted Jun 11, 2004 2:28 pm|
|cp0915||Date Climbed: 2003|
|A nice little hike. Very crowded on the summit.|
|Posted Feb 18, 2004 10:07 am|
|brianhughes||from Sandstone Quarry Trailhead|
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2004
|See my Trip Report for more details.|
I've climbed this peak four times now. It's a nice place to take visitors when they come to Las Vegas and want a challenging hike but are pressed for time.
|Posted Jan 5, 2004 1:18 pm|
|Day Hiker||Standard Trail |
Date Climbed: May 25, 2008
|2003 September 14: I like this trail, and it is at an elevation that is comfortable to hike all year. I will be addicted soon.|
2003 November 23
2004 May 16
2004 May 18
2004 May 24
2004 September 01
2005 January 23
2005 March 26
2006 May 07
2008 May 25: Hiked with my wife and carried DayHikerJr.
|Posted Dec 28, 2003 12:30 am|
|BranchWhitney||Route Climbed: west gully Date Climbed: March 22, 2002|
|A little windy at the top, but Vegas was clear due to the wind. I could see Lake Mead, which normally is hidden by smog.|
|Posted Mar 24, 2002 11:21 pm|
|Josh||Route Climbed: Standard Trail (1st time), SW Face (2nd time) Date Climbed: 3/11/02|
|I climbed this peak twice today. The first time was just a morning run up the standard trail.|
Half-way through the day, I got an e-mail from John asking if I had ever taken a look at the SW face with climbing in mind. I said, no, and promptly drove out to Red Rocks to have a look.
I bushwacked up to the face and found the left side to be very loose, dirty, and steep, so I hiked around to the right side. This seemed a little better. I followed a short section of 5.easy up to a class 2 ramp. Then I followed the ramp for a few hundred feet to a headwall. I climbed the loose, steep limestone for a couple hundred feet to the summit. This last section was 5.6-ish.
I don't recommend this climb to anyone. There were only a few enjoyable moves and lots of pulling on questionable rock. There's a huge amount of excellent rock at Red Rocks, so don't waste your time on this piece of crap.
|Posted Mar 11, 2002 6:33 pm|
|Josh||Route Climbed: Standard Trail Date Climbed: 1/23/02|
|Too windy and cold today to climb anything serious, so I ran up Turtlehead instead. When I got down, I did a little bouldering near the Sandstone Quarry parking lot.|
|Posted Jan 23, 2002 4:02 pm|
|John||Route Climbed: West Gully, Standard Trail Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2001, May 1999|
|Always a nice diversion on a Vegas trip.|
|Posted Nov 26, 2001 10:45 am|