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PharmacistFather and Son  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009


Carried my 16 month old son to his first summit: Turtlehead Peak. Views were amazing! Up and back in 3 hours flat.
Posted Nov 14, 2009 8:25 pm

recastQuick exercise climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2009


I woke up early and decided to go hiking for some exercise. Got up and down the mountain in two hours. It was strangely humid out and almost chilly at the summit.
Posted Jun 11, 2009 1:45 pm

recastFun climb for new hikers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2009


I took four of my non-hiker friends up the mountain. It was a 5 1/2 hours hike for them but everyone stayed in good spirits. It's always nice to introduce people to the joys of hiking.
Posted Jun 11, 2009 1:43 pm

BrendanHickeyQuick climb from Sandstone
Date Climbed: May 26, 2008


GPS batteries died 1 mile into the hike which left us to route-find our way back the old-fashioned way.
Posted May 20, 2009 8:01 pm

Scott WesemannPerfect Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2009

Scott Wesemann

With Kristina on a fantastic trip to Vegas. The trail was very difficult to follow higher up on the mountain and we just picked the path of least resistance and kept going up. From the saddle it was an easy hike to the summit. The views were fantastic and the weather was perfect. The hike down was loose and slippery and we had to take care to stay on our feet. We made it back to the hotel in time for 'Happy Hour'. What a perfect day!
Posted Apr 20, 2009 12:47 am

kolbi2112Great day in Vegas!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009


Pick a trail and hope for the best! A fun, adventurous route. Some slick spots on the way down.
Posted Apr 15, 2009 6:54 pm

fedakStandard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2008


Side trip while doing the great circle
Pics are here: http://www.fedak.net/albums/RedRockTurtlehead.html
Posted Apr 6, 2009 2:10 am

mzenbluSandstone Quarry  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009


climbed w/ Whitney Lyman & Lauren Eble - always a nice climb, and ~8" of snow at the peak this time made for some good pictures. Need to remind people to bring gloves for this hike - sharp, loose rocks!
Posted Feb 23, 2009 12:33 pm

ShinLValways fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2009


Climbed this one several times. From Sandstone Quarry or Calico Basin. Hiked up from East Face couple of times.
Always fun with this peak.
Posted Feb 6, 2009 12:23 pm

GarfimiNice peak, good climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2009


Red Rocks are awesome! Turtlehead offers great views of them. Summitted with my bro-in-law. It was a beautiful day. Very nice!
Posted Jan 26, 2009 9:00 pm

kavakFrom Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2008


While visiting CON EXPO in Las Vegas, my wife and I decided to hike this peak. It was also my first time at Red Rocks. This whole area gave me a reason to visit Las Vegas again.
Posted Dec 18, 2008 9:58 am

recastFun & Easy Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2008


Did this climb in the morning before work. Very easy but a lot of fun picking your own route to the top as the trail is not very defined.
Posted Nov 13, 2008 9:08 pm

BradBartick5 X in a day  Sucess!


Training for rim-rim-rim in Grand Canyon. Did TP 5 times non-stop with no sitting in one day to train. Have also done it 3 times in one day. Good little peak- quick elevation gain.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 10:23 pm

odogg0824Fun Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2008


Climbed with my fiance, brother, and sister. There was a lot of "choose your own adventure" on the way up. Virtually no wind at the top and terrific views in all directions. We saw a bighorn sheep on the way down, and had an overall great experience. Total time - 5 hours including 45 mins at the summit.
Posted Jun 12, 2008 6:21 pm

DayHikerJrTrail from Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2008
With Mommy and Daddy. Not yet 9 months old, so Daddy carried me. It was about 50F with rain and wind on the summit, but I didn't cry.
Posted May 27, 2008 4:40 pm

mdoughertyFrom Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008


Nice day, hiked up the trail with my Dad. Great views at the top.
Posted Apr 24, 2008 3:42 pm

justinjohnsenFirst time at Red Rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2008
Had a morning free before I started a work conference in Vegas, so I went up to Turtlehead along the standard trail from Sandstone Quarry. Awesome scenery for a non-desert native.

Spied an inviting drainage leaving Turtlehead's south slopes into a slot canyon on the northwest side of the Calico Hills. It made for a fun descent and return to the car. The solid rock at the bottom of the gully was far preferable to the slippery stuff on the use trails up.
Posted Mar 14, 2008 12:11 am

jimeganTURTLEHEAD PK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2000



ALSO CLIMBED: 11/2/00 11/15/01(FROM MY HOME IN SUMMERLIN) 11/30/01 2/28/02 12/24/02 4/25/03 3/9/05 2/16/08 1/17/09

from Calico Basin: 1/5/11, 12/7/11(via Grey Cap), 11/20/13 SE Ridge w/MB; 1/13/16, 2/15/16

bike/hike from home 10/18/12
Posted Feb 8, 2008 7:02 am

WyoNativeSummit At Sunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007


Descended with light of full moon; footing a little slick at night
Posted Jan 30, 2008 11:01 pm

Vagabond ManifestoRed Rock Canyon NCA  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2007

Vagabond Manifesto

Climbed with my buddy Wulf. Easy climb, great views of the Spring Mountains, Calico Hills, White Rock area.
Posted Jan 29, 2008 3:45 pm

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