Camelback Mountain Climber's Log

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irrationalist

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

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.

johnm

johnm - Apr 9, 2013 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2013

Cholla Trail  Sucess!

Nice day up the trail, high winds obscured the views from the summit. Busy but enjoyable.

grabbs146

grabbs146 - Mar 6, 2013 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2013

great hike  Sucess!

Me and my wife were in town and got it done in the morning before we left. Glad we did it instead of sleeping in.

WyomingSummits

WyomingSummits - Dec 30, 2012 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 1995

Nice hike!  Sucess!

Can't beat Phoenix weather in Feb!

runbyu1

runbyu1 - Nov 24, 2012 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

Run up Cholla  Sucess!

1/27/17 Busy day running up Cholla...getting stuck behind people several times cost me a sub 20 minute finish...ended up 20:13 on the way up. Wind was pretty intense.

12/23/15 Ran up easy with Brit, down hard in 11:33

1/19/15 Ran/Climbed up the new Echo Canyon Route in 20:23

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.

ScrambledLeggs

ScrambledLeggs - Nov 8, 2012 11:59 am Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2012

AZ Summit  Sucess!

Being from WA, this was a lovely first summit in beautiful AZ!

BeatFeet

BeatFeet - Nov 7, 2012 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2012

Camelback Mtn.   Sucess!

Started up at 5 am. All the pollution makes for a fantastic sunrise.

Brita

Brita - Nov 2, 2012 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2008

Camelback  Sucess!

I grew up in the valley so I've done this a few different times. It is a really fun little hike. I'm amazed how it seems to always be crowded and how I always meet people from foreign countries on the top.

geoturtle

geoturtle - Aug 14, 2012 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2009

eh...  Sucess!

Meh. too many people.

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Apr 9, 2012 10:27 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012

Cholla Trail  Sucess!

In town for a Giants game, so i guess hiking Camelback was the thing to do. What a ZOO!

RickF

RickF - Apr 7, 2012 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012

A good morning workout  Sucess!

Visiting in the Scottsdale area for work, staying at the CamelBack Inn. Couldn't resist the call of CamelBack. Up Cholla trial and down Echo Canyon.

ericnoel

ericnoel - Dec 15, 2011 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2011

Camelback  Sucess!

Nice winter hike while in Phoenix via Echo Canyon.

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Oct 25, 2011 1:07 pm

Right by my house  Sucess!

Have climbed this one quite a few times.

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 12, 2011 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 1992

It's there  Sucess!

Easiest winter summit to date

ssbclimber

ssbclimber - Oct 8, 2011 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2008

Camelback  Sucess!

Climbed from the north side with Ezra Danciu and Todd James. Bring plenty of water even early in the morning. Todd ran out and begged some guy for a drink. Hahaha! Awesome view from the top.

hightinerary

hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 10:20 am

IX

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

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

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.

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