Camelback Mountain Climber's Log

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Sierra Scrambler 30

Sierra Scrambler 30 - Feb 16, 2021 7:19 am Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2021

Camelback Mountain  Sucess!

Busy trail but a great hike


tcingrum - Feb 1, 2021 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2021

Get into the conga line  Sucess!

Interesting hike but too many monkeys.


JesseSumrak - Aug 28, 2020 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2016

Not too hot  Sucess!

Hiked with my wife on a not-so-hot day.

Bryan W

Bryan W - Apr 28, 2020 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2020

Hot  Sucess!

Record highs in the area with triple digits in the afternoon. Started this one about 0800 and it was definitely getting hot by 0930 as I was hitting the handrail section on the way down. At any rate, the trail was busy, despite the social distancing efforts of the rangers and with the upper parking lot being closed. The trail was surprisingly steep in places and the canyon was like an oven. Cholla was much more enjoyable as I did that last year. I actually tried to do that trail again, but it was closed due to an accident a few weeks ago, so I drove over to Echo Canyon instead. I'm pretty sure if I ever do this again, it will be from Cholla. Better trail, better scenery, less people. That's check marks in the right column if you ask me.


osatrik - Feb 27, 2020 10:09 am Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2020

Sunny Monday - huge crowd  Sucess!

First new peak a quite a while. Had to walk just over a mile from parking to the trailhead, as I arrived around 10:30 and the available on-street parking is limited throughout the neighborhood. A worthy hike/scramble, but few are intimidated, so go planning on being with a lot of fellow hikers.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Feb 25, 2020 8:10 am Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2020

Camelback  Sucess!

We hiked this as a family because we were in Phoenix for the weekend. The views were really impressive as well as the desert plant life. However, the crowds were crazy. There were so many people on this trail. We had to park about 1 mile from the trailhead. Other than the crowds, it was great!


missoula - Aug 7, 2019 8:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2019

bagged it while on vacation  Sucess!

had to keep getting to the tops of peaks even while on vacation!


wannabepeakbagger - Dec 4, 2018 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2018

Echo Canyon TH  Sucess!

Went around 3 on a Tuesday afternoon. Plenty of parking and perfect weather. Passed about the same amount of people that passed me on the way up, so I guess I'm pretty mediocre.


gimpilator - May 6, 2018 10:21 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2018

Camel Toe  Sucess!

A telemarketer told me I should climb this peak, so I did.trip report


RaymondShevsky - Oct 13, 2017 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2017

Urban conditioner  Sucess!

Warm October afternoon, brought plenty of liquids and took plenty of rest stops. Gorgeous views and desert plants - a lot of bang for your buck with this one!


rtgomez90 - May 21, 2017 4:19 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2016

Camelback  Sucess!

Got monsoon'd first time. Bri feeling the heat second time.


Curtissimo - Apr 13, 2017 1:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2017

Dizzying / Crazy busy   Sucess!

Did this after Piestewa with the whole family; would reccomend starting earlier than 9am this time of year because it is hot. Gains over 1000 feet per mile so quite steep. Crazy amount of people, felt like being part of a human anthill. Scrambles are frequent but totally unexposed so just watch your step, bring lots of water, and enjoy the view on top!


hgrapid - Jan 23, 2017 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2017

Overcast day  Sucess!

Was closing a lease to move to Scottsdale, and spent a lot of time on the phone! Overcast day.


BLBonnet - Jun 13, 2016 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2010

This got me into mountain climbing  Sucess!

Climbed this mountain for my fourteenth birthday. Watching the sunrise up here literally converted me into a mountaineer. Great easy hike.


TonyNS - Jan 25, 2016 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2015

Easy and fun  Sucess!

Really easy trail up and down. Its a lot of fun if you run it.


regolithe - Jan 2, 2016 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2015

Last hike of 2015  Sucess!

I've done this one many times. It was a good way to wrap up the year.


mgriffin015 - Dec 24, 2015 1:40 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2015

Camelback Santa  Sucess!

Took the Cholla Trail up and down. Fun hike with great views of the city. A guy dressed as Santa awaited climbers at the top and gave out candy canes and took pictures next to a fully decorated Christmas tree!


mstender - Nov 27, 2015 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2015

Finally...  Sucess!

...did I get this after living in Phoenix for almost 2 years. I found a couple of hours on Thanksgiving to sneak out and climb. It was actually quite fun with good views.


Fairweather - Oct 18, 2015 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2004

X3 Echo & Cholla Trails  Sucess!

Solo both times.
Cholla Trail in 2006.
Great urban hike.
Up Cholla, down Echo on 11/11/15 with Paul, Gary, Scott (Nexeo Meetings). Perfect day. Just the 4 of us and hundreds of other hikers.


Sjboatwright - Aug 4, 2015 11:32 pm

Hot One  Sucess!

My first desert mountain. I almost prefer snow.

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