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WallylongridgeThe Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2013

Wallylongridge

The views of the racetrack are worth the hike.
Posted Jan 30, 2013 11:29 pm

orbitorFrom Racetrack Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

orbitor

Got to the Racetrack around mid-day after the long drive-in and hit the trail fairly late after fooling around on the Grandstand. Followed unmaintained trail up the ridge, considered turning around once the scrambling became more serious and the sun was going down. Decided to go for it. Overcame a few short class 3 sections, then powered to the top. Happy I made the right call, the views are extra sweet. Could even see Whitney peeking behind the Inyos to the west. Got down much faster than expect and with plenty of daylight left. A must-do peak when in the area!
Posted Jan 28, 2013 6:44 pm

WOLFrisingSnowy day in DV  Sucess!

WOLFrising

Winter 2012

A very snowy desert climb with Krista, John y Jose. So many people complain about the drive out. It was not bad at all, in fact, it was maybe the highlight of the trip. A nice road and a forest of Joshua Trees covered in snow! The peak itself was very fun and easy to climb, and the view to the playa and the Grandstand was very unique!
Posted Jan 5, 2013 11:17 pm

labglovesMy first peak into Saline Valley
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

labgloves

We only hiked to the false summit via the trail.
Posted Dec 1, 2012 1:05 pm

Sean KenneyFun Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2012

Sean Kenney

That's fun trail. Nice weather. Got to the summit around 2pm and hung out until 4:00. Hiked down, watching hte sun set.
Posted Jan 16, 2012 11:29 pm

ckerthFrom Grandstand  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2012

ckerth

Cold night before the climb, somewhere around 15F. Good view of the Racetrack/Grandstand from the summit.
Posted Jan 2, 2012 4:37 pm

MoapaPkUnexpected coolness  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2011

MoapaPk

Wow... I pooh-poohed the fact that it had a trail... but what a peak, what a trail! The previous day I had gone up Tin, a grand slog; quite a contrast.
Posted Oct 30, 2011 12:42 am

asmrzInteresting place and hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2010

asmrz

Penelope and I camped at the end of the dirt road south of the Racetrack and next morning (Dec 7, 2010) hiked up the peak. The trail is easy to the lower summit, from there the trail steepens and is (in places) poorly defined. But the views from the summit are great and the whole Racetrack area and the Ubehebe Crater area are worth driving the 28 miles on a rough dirt road.
Posted Dec 26, 2010 1:04 pm

robot oneFrom the grandstand  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2010

robot one

A real good time with lots of close fighter jet action.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 12:08 am

mrchad9From the Racetrack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2005

mrchad9

Fun spur of the moment scramble up from the Racetrack. Loved the views into Saline Valley.
Posted May 9, 2010 5:03 am

MITllama02how to pass "flat tire heaven"
Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2010
The first step is getting to the TH. The Jeep we rented at Burbank airport had 2 flat tires at the same time on paved Wildrose Canyon Rd as we entered the park! Fortunately a ranger at the campground had a compressor to pump up the less flat tire enough to limp into Stovepipe, where we pumped it up enough to get to Furnace Creek, but the tire repair machine was broken. So we pumped up the tire again and went to Farabee's Jeep Rentals where the proprietor, Richard, was kind enough to loan us a couple of tires so that we could drive to Pahrump, NV and finally repair those tires. That cost us a vacation day.
We still didn't trust the repaired tires (they were only 4 ply) so rented a Jeep with 6 ply tires from Farabee's and drove easily to Ubehebe TH. Due to lost time, we only climbed to the saddle and then tried to hit every other attraction that needed 4WD while we had Farabee's Jeep (such as driving up Echo Canyon).
If I went back, I'd rent a normal car at the airport (half the price) and use it for most of the driving, and rent from Farabee's for the off-road excursions.
Posted Mar 10, 2010 1:30 pm

mzenbluRoute - Little Ubehebe to summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2009

mzenblu

The initial description is a bit off - the peak is at 5,678' which is less than 2,000' above Racetrack (not 3,000). That said, this is a great little hike with amazing views at both Little Ubehebe (the North Peak), and Big Ubehebe. The scramble from Little Hebe to the summit is clearly a highlight, but I'd say more Class 3 minus.

Hike is 5mi roundtrip, and I showed a total ascent of 2,405' including the vertical regained from the saddle to the southern peak. Took 3 hours with fair amount of stopped time for pictures and a minor route error on the way down.
Posted Apr 1, 2009 3:51 pm

mountaingazelleUbehebe Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2009

mountaingazelle

We climbed Ubehebe on a beautiful sunny day. I really enjoyed the hike from Little Hebe to the summit. Awesome views in all directions.
Posted Jan 25, 2009 4:42 pm

MishaGood views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2008

Misha

Fun little hike from the Racetrack. I wished for some class 3 and could not find any on the regular route. Had to drop straight down from the summit for some loose boulder hopping. Didnt like that either and ended up traversing to Little Hebe. Killer view from the top.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 10:35 pm

NoonduelerDamn washboard road!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 1999

Noondueler

The peak was easier than the drive into Racetrack Valley!
Posted Nov 6, 2008 4:22 pm

grimbleyNice climb before trip into backcountry
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2006

grimbley

Great hike, with nice temperatures in march. The views of the Racetrack and Saline Valley in the distance are wonderful. I agree with the road there being rough. We were lucky enough to get a flat tire, but were prepeared.
Posted Feb 27, 2008 10:47 pm

jimeganUbehebe Pk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2004

jimegan

Climbed with Ed on trip to Mopah and Umpah
Posted Feb 11, 2008 10:50 am

cp0915the trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

cp0915

Another awesome weekend in Death Valley.

On Saturday, a so-so peak with fabulous company in a surreal setting. Wandered out to the Racetrack afterward and fell asleep next to one of the 'moving rocks'. A nice day out.

The highlight of the weekend, though, was a Sunday technical descent of one of the east-side canyons in flowing-water conditions. We must have rappelled 15 stunning waterfalls.
Posted Apr 2, 2007 11:19 am

Dave KTrail and gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007

Dave K

Fun climb. We did a variation in which we hiked up a short gully, which provided some fun class 2-3 scrambling.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 3:16 pm

Day HikerTrail from Grandstand Parking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2005

Day Hiker

Also did the north peak a couple of times in the past several years. The trail shown on the topo map I have is shown incorrectly. I think it incorrectly shows the trail going up to the saddle north of Ubehebe, so when you're on the trail, and you gain the ridge, you think the peak immediately south is Ubehebe, but in reality it's Little Ubehebe. So in previous years, not realizing the map's error, I climbed the north peak, the little guy.
Posted Dec 6, 2006 9:25 pm

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