Camelback Mountain Climber's Log

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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.


IronHiker - Aug 2, 2015 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2014

Fun hike  Sucess!

Picked up Camelback while visiting. Tried to find an easy way up the Camel's Head, but didn't.

Michael Tilden

Michael Tilden - Mar 11, 2015 2:56 am Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2015

:)  Sucess!

Sweet view. Nice way to end my time in Arizona

Safik - Jan 22, 2015 6:10 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2013

Rattlesnake path  Sucess!

Nice view of Phoenix.


runbyu1 - Jan 19, 2015 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2015

1st Time Up Echo - 20:27  Sucess!

Ran and scrambled hard today but couldn't get under 20 minutes unfortunately. It's a holiday today and super busy though, but I don't know how much of a difference it really makes. My wife made it up in 28...pretty impressive! Painful, but super fun and a beautiful day on top :)


awhite28 - Dec 2, 2014 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2014

Camelback  Sucess!

Great scramble above all the smoke and smog!


imontop - Sep 26, 2014 10:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2014

Interesting  Sucess!

Took the Echo Canyon trail. Started at 5pm, 102 degrees. Lots of people. Interesting trail. 40 mins to the top. Great views. Stayed till the sun was down. Probably won't go back. Been there done that.


Jow - Feb 13, 2014 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2014

1st of Day  Sucess!

Took Cholla on wonderful 75 degree morning. Not super crowded but not lonely either. Got off trail by mistake twice ending in somewhat sketchy positions. Made good time overall and saw a road runner.


irrationalist - Jan 31, 2014 11:44 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

Such a bizarre and hot hike  Sucess!

Did this mid day with my dad during a short trip to Phoenix. Doing this in 100+ weather is a unique challenge. I much prefer my cooler mountains. I truly was not prepared for the heat but I persevered.


runbyu1 - Apr 12, 2013 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2013

Made it under 20  Sucess!

2nd Climb Mar 30, 2013:
I set out determined to run up Cholla under 20 minutes this time. I was quickly stymied by the hordes of people that I did not encounter the last go around and basically gave up, thinking that it wouldn't happen. When I got close to the summit, I looked at my watch and was shocked to see that I had a chance. I re-doubled my effort and made a HUGE push for the summit. I got to the top and stopped the watch at 19:58 and sat there gasping and grunting for the next few minutes. Brit was supposed to go to the saddle in the same time so I started down for her, but she showed up only a few minutes down. I groaned at having to go back up but I accompanied her to the summit in just over 30 minutes (nice!) and we enjoyed the views for a bit before running back down.

Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012
Ran up to the top at sunset via Cholla in 21:38...pushed it pretty good. Haven't done anything like that in a long time. It was a nice follow up after doing the long run/hike up Superstition Peak yesterday. We had a fun time going down in the dark and enjoying the cooler temps. Looking forward to going back and doing it again from the echo side sometime.

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