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LincolnBXmas escape  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2010


Escaped for the morning from Christmas with the in-laws in Vegas. Nice hike -- apparently the only non-technical peak in Red Rock so sees a lot of use. Tried scrambling up First Canyon a few days later but got stuck near the top.
Posted Dec 3, 2011 9:32 am

jtellisFirst of two peaks on the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2011


I got a late start on the day, as it was almost noon when I began. When I saw the amount of cars at the parking area (nearly the entire lot was full) I almost turned around...but I'm glad I didn't. While I didn't get a chance to enjoy solitude, it seems that more than 90% of people barely make it beyond the first hundred yards of the trailhead. I passed less than a dozen people on the way up, and even had the summit to myself for about 20 minutes before a couple more people joined me. Great views in all directions -- and, unlike the view from (most of) the Springs, I had a clear view of Lake Mead. One or two short sections of fun, easy scrambling and worth the trip. I'm sure it's best enjoyed midweek, early in the morning (I don't think you could pay me to do this on a weekend). Up in 1 hr. 15 min. and down in 45 min., then off to White Rock Spring Peak.
Posted Oct 28, 2011 10:57 am

hightineraryEscape from Las Vegas  Sucess!


I hiked it twice in April 2001.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 7:38 am

MissHNot sure when I did this  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2009


This is a favorite hike of mine at Red Rock.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 12:26 am

calipidderFrom Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2009


Fun peak, glad to finally have a chance to do this one.
Posted Mar 13, 2011 7:59 pm

BigPond1Fun little desert scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007


This is a good way to get a quick desert peak to start off a day. Head out real early and beat the crowd.
Posted Dec 16, 2010 9:04 pm

robot oneFeeling lonley?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2010

robot one

try walking up this hill on a sunny saturday morning for a meet and greet. LOTS of peoples and dogs.
Posted Dec 13, 2010 9:33 pm

jmatthysSandstone Quarry Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2008


Good early morning hike to start my day
Posted Oct 22, 2010 9:06 pm

MarmadukeNice views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2010


A little overcast but great views of the end of Southern Red Rocks.
Posted Apr 21, 2010 1:37 am

VaslerGreat ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2008


In my opinion, Turtlehead is the outstanding landmark of Red Rock. Maybe that's blasphemy but the fin of a mountain is alluring and visible from most of Las Vegas. It's a steady hike up a wash then a dash to the peak. Near the top I suggest moving toward the South side and observing the almost perfect 90 degree cliff.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 10:25 pm

Judd97Back to Vegas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010


Revisiting Vegas, didn't realize how much I missed living here. Climbed Turtlehead with two ex coworkers. Great peak!
Posted Mar 27, 2010 10:03 pm

weeds19Great Escape  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2010


After three days of house hunting we finally settled on a place and were able to take advantage of an extra day in Vegas to squeeze in a hike. Great views and a busy trail.
Posted Mar 7, 2010 10:52 am

InclinerSnowy...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2010


Yup did it
Posted Jan 29, 2010 7:02 pm

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

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