Carpenter Hill Climber's Log

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Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Jan 2, 2023 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2023

Peak #2 in Ocean to Peak Adventures: 2023 Mountain Summit Challenge  Sucess!

Did it twice in a row.


Domtron - Oct 12, 2022 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2021

My First Peak  Sucess!

This was my first peak bagged. I started small!


colingregory - Feb 10, 2020 9:55 am Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2017

Dayhike  Sucess!

Short little hike to this CoHP.


huskertriguy - Jan 4, 2020 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2019

Night stroll  Sucess!

This was a quick trip to county highpoints for Yolo, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Sacramento, and Yuba.

With some stops at breweries in Dixon, Davis, and Sacramento, we hit Carpenter Benchmark shortly before midnight. Sure it was in the dark but I contend that these urban county high points may as well be; I find the twinkling field of orange to be more aesthetically pleasing than the urban sprawl by day.

We parked at the end of Branding Iron Ct and traced the fenceline toward the top. I was pleasantly surprised the benchmark was so easy to find. I let the dogs off-leash for a little bit to do their job (I picked it up, of course) and get a little exercise.


scgrant - Sep 13, 2015 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2015

Carpenter BM  Sucess!

A gimme after doing Lassen and Brokeoff earlier in the day.


Pharmacist - Feb 12, 2015 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2015

4th CoHP todsay  Sucess!

Sutter Buttes, Cobb Mountain, Mt Vaca, then Carpenter. At least in the daylight this time. Was dark the first time a couple months ago.


cab - Jul 21, 2014 11:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2014

From Subdivision  Sucess!

On the way to Tahoe to climb some SPS and OGUL peaks for the weekend. Summit at 11:45pm!

David Naylor

David Naylor - Jul 5, 2014 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

Easy as pie  Sucess!

Enjoyed climbing the fence. Was a quiet day following weekend in Sierraville.


orbitor - Aug 14, 2013 6:33 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

From Caversham Way  Sucess!

Hopped the fence, then walked up to the flat top. Walked around the entire perimeter fence before I was able to find the benchmark. Despite the derision it gets for being the lowest county highpoint in California, Carpenter actually has good views west toward Folsom and Sacramento.


ericnoel - Jul 22, 2013 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013

Sacramento  Sucess!

Roads: Iron Point to Carpenter Hill to Branding Iron. Circled clockwise around the water tower fence and up to the BM. Then my due diligence stomping around the tower complexes. I suspect they will fill the W slope of the peak soon enough with more houses but you'll probably be able to scamper up from Iron Point for the foreseeable future.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2011

Hopped the fence  Sucess!

lady was very nice

trexkerry - Oct 28, 2012 2:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012

Via the south face  Sucess!

First tried the easy way but found the gate locked with about a dozen padlocks, so following the advice of others here I parked in the subdivision south of the peak (Carpenter Hill Road, appropriately enough). The most dangerous part came in crossing the busy road, then I walked west until I passed the end of the landscaped area on the south side of the hill and simply climbed straight up dead weeds and grass for about 75 feet or so. Since this is in full view of the busy road I ran up to avoid any bored law enforcement. Took some pictures up top (views were actually okay), summit video, etc, then came back down. Round trip from car and back was 18 minutes, and .6 miles.


zoltarburger - Nov 6, 2011 1:30 am Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011

alternate parking - Iron Pt Rd  Sucess!

The main was locked, the fence is ~6ft high, and there were technicians leaving-
so I read the climbers log on my iphone, and read shknbke's tip about parking at Iron Pt Rd and came up that way. Thanks for the tips.


SFMountaineer - Apr 17, 2010 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010


The metal gate is currently locked with about 8 padlocks. Someone no longer wants anyone to go up there


mrchad9 - Apr 6, 2010 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2005

Grand day  Sucess!

A proud moment on our way back from a day of skiing in Tahoe.


Dundeel - Feb 17, 2009 2:15 am Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009

Iris Cirque Route  Sucess!

I tempted fate and showed up on Friday the 13th. The snow line was below 1,500 on the hills to the east. Parked on Iris Circle and walked up from the bike path. My first CA Cohp.


buzzdainer - Nov 28, 2008 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008

Caversham  Sucess!

Spectacular views of urban sprawl.


Tracy - May 21, 2008 1:01 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

My 4th CA cohp  Sucess!

Parked at the 90-degree bend on Iris Circle where the bike trail heads east. I then hiked up the hill around the subdivision fence line to the top where the highpoint rocks and benchmark can be found. Summitted at 1:45 PM. Did two more cohps later that day.

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - May 10, 2008 2:06 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2008

Paved Road  Sucess!

Parked, breached the fence, and walked to the radio towers. Kept thinking Folsom PD was going to be waiting for me when I returned. And what would my lame excuse be? At least it's a county high point...right?


BCL - Jan 1, 2007 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007

Route Climbed: From Iron Point Rd. Date Climbed: January 1, 2007  Sucess!

Parked by "Fat's" and jogged to the top of Iron Point Road. From there followed a drainage ditch to the top. The view was better than expected. My back didn't hurt, which is a miracle.

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