Camelback Mountain Climber's Log

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hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 10:20 am


I've climbed it nine times during 2000-2009. Always a fun scramble via Echo Canyon.

jritt - Jul 21, 2011 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2010

Camelback  Sucess!

Hiked up via Echo Canyon in the morning, before the sun made it all the way over the mountain. It's a fun scramble——plenty of boulders and rocks, but nothing too dicey. Awesome desert scenery and great views of the Valley of the Sun from the top.


fedak - Apr 18, 2011 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2011

Cholla Trailhead  Sucess!

I lived in Tempe for 4 years in the early '90s but somehow never decided to go climb Camelback.

Finally did so. Pics and Commentary here.


chewbachman - Apr 10, 2011 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2011

Awesome Hike!  Sucess!

Great hike via Summit Trail! A little steaper then I had originally planned but that made the experience even better. I can't wait to go back and do it again.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Feb 26, 2011 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2011

Echo Canyon  Sucess!

Great little hike, great city views. The hike was made more challenging by the crowds of people coming down while I was going up.


Cortez - Jan 12, 2011 12:55 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail  Sucess!

Nice climb before BCS National Championship Game>>>WDE!


bennovak - Nov 25, 2010 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2010

Echo Canyon  Sucess!

A nice Thanksgiving day hike. About a million people had the same idea. Great views


patascent - Aug 31, 2010 11:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Popular Phoenix excursion  Sucess!

Nice little get away right in Phoenix. Super fun.


PapaBanucci - Aug 24, 2010 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

Summer in Phoenix  Sucess!

Second time up Camelback, being in Phoenix again on business. Started at 5:30AM, at 93° F. Cholla Trail - 29 min up, 24 min down.


McCannster - Aug 13, 2010 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

Camelback  Sucess!

Yep, that would be masochistic me, hiking Camelback in the middle of August during the hottest part of the day.


Enapai - May 24, 2010 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2010

From Echo Canyon  Sucess!

Went for a short jaunt while on vacation. I was lucky to get into the parking area. The Fire Department was on scene and while I was on the summit a rescue helicopter landed and ferried someone off to the hospital. Very nice views. Temps were moderate.


CLWord77 - May 19, 2010 10:39 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2010

Echo and Cholla  Sucess!

I've climbed it many times, but as someone still learning, I enjoy it throughly every time- total IPod friendly jaunt. 5/7/10 is probably the last time I'll get to climb it during the summer after work, as the rocks at 4:30 in the afternoon are insanely hot in spots.


PapaBanucci - Mar 22, 2010 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2010

Hiked while in town on business  Sucess!

From the hotel and back. Lots of tourists. Nobody else running it when I was on it. I think I had a good time up and especially down. I can't say I really like blue paint on rocks though.


bigdl3327 - Mar 18, 2010 3:37 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2010

1st hike in AZ  Sucess!

First hike since I moved to AZ. Great hike in the middle of town.


MikerHiker - Feb 3, 2010 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2010

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Nice hike, When I leave home and it's 9 degrees and i drive 11 hours to hike in the high 70s, It's awesome! 40 minutes up and 15 down. Lots of people on the trail. I saw a roadrunner right on top. I went up by way of the Cholla Trail.


TJ311 - Jan 18, 2010 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2010

Rock & Roll  Sucess!

Came to Phoenix for the Rock & Roll Half Marathon yesterday. Today we hiked to Camelback Summit via Cholla Trail. It rained on us for half mile or so then turned out to be a nice morning. Great views! Did some geocaching on the mountain too.


Tonka - Dec 11, 2009 10:18 am Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009

Echo Canyon  Sucess!

Did this in the afternoon on a full belly after a big Thanksgiving dinner. Did it in about an hour and fifteen minutes finishing at sunset. Nice leg workout.


Darren9 - Nov 20, 2009 12:29 am

one of the first  Sucess!

climbed while living in AZ in 1994


Incliner - Sep 28, 2009 4:48 pm

Both ways  Sucess!

Did both ways, Echo Canyon and Cholla. AZ favorite


Vinegaroon - Jul 23, 2009 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009


Head to tail and back again... Started to rain and things got a bit slippery... Great views and nice urban park...

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