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gimpilator28 Peaks in 15 Days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2016


Parked at the old Corral. There is a small cave in a cliff band west of the agave roasting pit with evidence of ancient habitation. The south ridge is long, but has some excellent coral fossils in a few spots (see link below for photos).

Other peaks we did during this trip include; Potosi, Cheyenne, Muddy Mountain, Muddy Peak, The Orphan, Silica Dome, Cairn, The Sentinel, East Redstone, Redstone, Mystery Cairn, Vista, Hayford, Clark, McCullough, Spirit, Stepladder, Big Maria, False Maria, Black Butte, Chuckwalla, Pinto, Orocopia, Toro, Santa Rosa, and Thomas.

Click here to see the trip report with photos.
Posted Dec 20, 2016 11:29 am

jdmorehouse2nd Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2016


As before, I drove to the end of the road where none but ATVs can get through. I took the old DPS A route this time, as I was not only going for my 2nd ascent (now working the DPS list for the second time around), but looking for a different route up than the last time, which was the South Ridge. This way I could apply the climb to the Desert Explorer pin as well. There were two ATVs up there that I saw no evidence of how they got in, as the only tire tracks on the way out were my own. Hmm. Are they living up there? Meth cookers? I don't know, but I was glad they didn't see me on my hike out. Otherwise, a beautiful day.
Posted Apr 2, 2016 5:34 pm

cabSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2013


Climbed after Moapa Peak in the morning. We made the summit just after sunset and descended under a full moon without needing headlamps. We had to change a slow leak flat tire when we got back to the car that we had gotten on the drive from Moapa.
Posted Nov 18, 2013 12:08 pm

jdmorehouseBeautiful Spring Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2013


Lorraine and I parked at the narrows, walked up about a mile or so, then attained the main north/south ridge line and followed it all the way to the summit. A beautiful day on the mountain. No brush to speak of, and easy to follow the ridge, even when it got narrow and rocky.
Posted Mar 25, 2013 10:14 pm

davev1954Virgin Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012


Great day hike. We went too far up the road. Had to come back to the old truck fork. Fantastic view and good hiking weather. Log book in the box on top.
Posted Apr 14, 2012 6:21 pm

Dennis PoulinGot DPS'ed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2011

Dennis Poulin

We followed an old DPS route up. Found a lot easier way back down. Nice views.
Posted May 9, 2011 4:41 pm

DeanUp one way, down another  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2011


Thanks to the washout at the beginning of the canyon, this one takes longer than it used to. We hiked up the road to the 5860 level and then just went up some cliffs and steep stuff until we intersected the ridge at the 6900' level. From there it was a good hour to the summit. It was so cold that we stayed just a few minutes (my hiking partner was Dennis Poulin). We followed the ridge all the way down as far as we could, hitting the road at the 5100' level. This was the way we should have gone up, much easier.
Posted May 2, 2011 9:54 am

Bob BurdSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009

Bob Burd

With Tom and Bill, a fun afternoon after doing Moapa in the morning. East Face descent and resulting bushwhacking was probably the most fun of the day. Trip Report
Posted Jan 2, 2010 4:03 pm

bechttSouth Ridge up/East Face descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2009


Afternoon hike with Bob Burd and Bill Peters after Moapa. Missed the DPS route and climbed a different spur to the south ridge. With daylight almost gone, we descended the east face and found an old mining road just before dark.
Posted Nov 28, 2009 11:30 pm

KadeeSnowing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2008


Fun peak just a little too chilly and too much snow.
Posted Nov 12, 2008 10:38 pm

sierragatorup south, down west
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008


Joined by Patrick, Josh, Wendy, and Christine. Acsended via the south ridge route. We descended via the west ridge to Josh's car for a loop. The ridge was no problem, the canyon exit to the sw was a challenge with some cliffing out. We found our way out though. 12.5 mile day.
Posted Apr 27, 2008 2:07 pm

jimeganVIRGIN PK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2005


Posted Feb 8, 2008 8:49 am

redsplashman23Virgin Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007


Nice 10 mile round trip hike. Great views and some cool summit entries.
Posted May 19, 2007 10:44 pm

MoapaPkEast side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2003


We went to search for a lost camera. Nick N drove his jeep way up the canyon east of the peak, making for a short trip.

The road route we took is now vastly impractical. In 2005, severe washouts left a huge trench in the middle of the 4WD road.
Posted Jan 24, 2007 12:09 am

cp0915Route Climbed: SE ridge Date Climbed: Sept 25, 2005  Sucess!


With Susan and Ron.

A decent enough route, if brushy at times. The views of the Gold Butte area along the ridgeline are great. The summit views are astounding.

Just to give folks an idea, roundtrip numbers from the corral are about 10 miles (3500 ft of gain). No water - bring lots.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 11:33 am

SusanMRoute Climbed: Climbed the main ridge Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!


With Courtney and Ron. Good company!
Posted Sep 26, 2005 6:09 am

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