Charleston Peak Climber's Log

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tednv - Jun 21, 2011 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011

snowy south loop  Sucess!

still snow on trail making difficult, for my first time, following trail. got lost several times. took south loop up, got griffith, then charleston. took north loop down and got mummy. kicked my ass. long day, but great day

goofball

goofball - Feb 10, 2011 12:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Loved the hike  Sucess!

Along the meadowy ridge to the summit. Found the summit to be anti-climactic though. But a very nice day.

rowjimmy

rowjimmy - Jan 7, 2011 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2002

Need to do it again!  Sucess!

On the day we hiked up Charleston, the sky was murky with high clouds, obscuring the distant views. I definitely want to do this one again to get the brilliant views that I saw from Griffith and Mummy Mountain on later trips.

Vasler

Vasler - Dec 12, 2010 12:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2008

Las Vegas' baldy  Sucess!

Climbed up from both the South and the North. They're both great and have their own personality; The South has more overlooks I'd say. Trail canyon is nice way up too and you can loop over to the South so you don't have to shuttle.

jmatthys

jmatthys - Oct 22, 2010 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007

South/Trail Canyon  Sucess!

Have been up a number of times via south/north and up over big falls. Have attempted as day hike in winter but was unsuccessful.

fedak

fedak - Oct 6, 2010 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2010

South Loop up, North Loop/Trail Canyon down  Sucess!

Up South Loop (with a detour to Griffith)
Down North Loop/Trail Canyon
Aspens turning on the slopes of Mummy Mountain and nice and cool compared to Vegas.

Pics and trip report here.

ericd

ericd - Sep 1, 2010 7:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

1 day summit  Sucess!

I started at the South Loop trailhead around 11:15am, group break at the saddle (10,000') at 3:30pm, then I summitted at 5:15pm. After a nice 20min late lunch on top in light winds and 55F temps descended with 2hrs hiking in the dark. Down at 9:15 just when the 1/2 moon was rising! Spectacular views, an old aircraft wreckage, and nice ridge trail.

weeds19

weeds19 - Aug 28, 2010 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Training Run  Sucess!

We ran up the South Loop and came down Trail Canyon. I think my total moving time was about 4 hrs. Super high winds on the top, probably pushing 60mph gusts, so it was nice to get off the top and headed back down.

NavySeabee

NavySeabee - Aug 18, 2010 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

South Loop / Little Falls Canyon Route  Sucess!

Day 4 of my AZ/NV HP trip. South Loop TH / Cathedral Rock Picnic area was closed so I started up Cath Rock trail & took a wrong turn at the junction with SL trail. This trail led me past one spring and to a second where the main trail abruptly stopped and a steep use trail started up the east side of the ridge west of Mazie Canyon. About 500' up there is one mildly confusing spot where the game trail is more prominent than the use trail, but game trails traverse and rarely climb so just go up and you'll regain the use trail which is well ducked and leads you through 3 cliff bands to the top of the ridge just above the main SL trail. This 'path' that I found on accident gains about 2400' in 1.5 miles, but saves about 3 miles and is far more interesting.

Enjoyed the bristlecones, meadows, summit views and plane wreckage. Tagged Griffith on the way back down the SL trail. Great trip overall!

Tonka

Tonka - Aug 18, 2010 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010

GF working, I'm playing  Sucess!

The girlfriend had to spend a week at the Bellagio so I came out to play. Did the SL up and the NL down. I was surprised at the amount of contouring and how much time you get to spend up high on this loop. Took 8 hours and 15 minutes car to car with Griffith added in. I followed a blood trail almost all the way down the NL. Someone lost a lot of blood and it looked fairly recent.

N2aktion

N2aktion - Jul 12, 2010 11:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010

harder than i thought  Sucess!

took south loop trial to the saddle, thought that would be the hardest part but it wasnt for me, last 2 miles before summit really kicked my butt. this hike worn me out.

kevin trieu

kevin trieu - Mar 1, 2010 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

beautiful day  Sucess!

did it with Moosetracks and a bunch of others as a dayhike on a beautiful winter day.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jan 14, 2010 8:56 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

East Face Snow Climb  Sucess!

A fantastic snow climb (slogging up my waist is FUN???) up the east face with a great group of people. Almost no wind at the top, as if we were meant to be there. Sierra views.

seano

seano - Oct 26, 2009 9:11 am Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2009

South-to-north loop  Sucess!

It was a nice area, and a fun stop on a long drive. The summit was disappointingly trashed with various instruments, though, and super-windy.

briantalla - Oct 7, 2009 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2009

Trail Canyon to N Loop down S.Loop  Sucess!

My first time to the Peak! Didn't Plan very well, but that's how we learn.

"Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want!"- T.Mac

Pharmacist

Pharmacist - Oct 4, 2009 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Part of 3 Peak Loop  Sucess!

Trail Canyon to Mummy Mt., then North Loop to Charleston, down the other side to Griffith, and home to Cathedral Rock parking lot. Kinda hazy, but weather was very nice.

Jesus Malverde

Jesus Malverde - Sep 27, 2009 12:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009

via South Loop  Sucess!

Nice. Eight hours round trip for a Charleston/Griffith double. The visibility was mind boggling. I would swear I saw views from the Mt. Whitney massif (past Telescope peak) into Utah. I would take at least three liters of water per person on this one. http://dharmamaps.com/ makes a very nice map of the Spring Mountains that seems much better that the official USFS map of the area. Have fun!

splattski - Oct 1, 2009 12:31 pm

Re: via South Loop

Were you the person I chased all the way up the South Loop?
(if so, we were on the summit together)

SageHawk

SageHawk - Aug 25, 2009 6:44 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

Escape From Vegas  Sucess!

Climbed via the south loop. Found this 18 mile hike to be much easier than anticipated. All the climbing is front-loaded into the first 4 miles or so, leaving the rest of the hike an easy ridge walk to the summit. Interesting remains of a top-secret plane crash dating from 11/17/55 near the summit. The plane was carrying scientists working on the U2 spy plane project to Area 51 when it crashed in a blizzard. The government denied it's existence for many years.

buzzdainer

buzzdainer - Jul 6, 2009 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

North Loop Trail  Sucess!

Camped at Cave Spring and summitted the next day. Great trail, easy walking. Saw several people who didn't bring enough water.

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