Cleopatra-Hamblin Paleovolcano Climber's Log

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amscarff - Jan 28, 2024 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2024

Hamblin Peak   Sucess!

Hamblin Peak - 4th summit


RaymondShevsky - Jan 3, 2024 9:16 am Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2023

Stunning views  Sucess!

Hamblin summit with family and dogs.


nader - Apr 2, 2022 9:46 am Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2022

Hamblin Mountain  Sucess!

See trip report.


WOLFrising - Mar 11, 2018 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2018

Hamblin Mountain  Sucess!

Headed to Hamblin with Rory on a brisk February day. This is a fun little route, made more interesting by the fact that you can't really see the mountain until you are almost to the summit. A few dryfalls and a couple cairns to alternate washes eventually lead you to a summit ridge, and it is cake from there. The views of Lake Mead are the best I've seen yet.


gimpilator - Jan 15, 2016 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2016

Amazing Area  Sucess!

Holy crap! We started out on this hike with no real expectations just to discover a mind-blowing area. We agreed to move to Las Vegas during this hike just so we can have better access to quality winter hiking. After the peak we explored Pinto Valley searching for the petroglyphs which we did not find and then hiked up the southwest peak 3123' of Northshore, hiking out in the dark. This was part of a 21 day 27 peak hiking road-trip with Heather.

See the trip report with photos for more information.

UPDATE 12/3/2016

We returned to this area during a 15 day 28 peak road trip. This time we climbed The Sentinel as well as East Redstone, Redstone, Mystery Cairn, and Vista.

Click here to see the trip report with photos.

UPDATE 3/30/2017

I returned to Lake Meade when I was chased out of the central Mojave on a 70 peak 30 day solo trip. This time I did Manganese Peak, Cathedral Peak, and Mount Wilson. It was only the 3rd ascent of Cathedral Peak in the last 9 years.


Tracy - Dec 8, 2015 12:00 am Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2015

Cathedral Peaks highpoint  Sucess!

Hiked this one with Rex Sanders from the unimproved camping site along Boathouse Cove Road one mile from Northshore Road. There were plenty of game trails to follow and it took us 2.5 hours in and 2.25 hours out. We never got very close to the westerly peak with the rocky spire next to it.


tdoughty - Jan 26, 2015 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2015

Hamblin  Sucess!

peak viewed sunlit waters


fedak - Jan 13, 2014 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2014

Hamblin Mountain  Sucess!

Hamblin Mountain by the standard Cottonwood Spring Wash route.
Pics and commentary are here.


calipidder - Dec 1, 2013 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2013

Sentinel - Thanks Harlan!  Sucess!

Had an absolutely excellent day climbing Sentinel with Harlan, who expertly guided us up via the rampy northeast canyon and eastern ridge to the velcro-rock summit and down via the fun red rock canyon to the west. One of my favorite desert ascents so far!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Mar 19, 2012 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2012

School of Rock  Sucess!

Enjoyed the variety and color of all the rock formations in Cleopatra wash, which we did after Northshore peak. The numerous dryfalls were fun, even the huge ones we had to detour around. Missed the exit to the right to see the cove the first time.


mountaingazelle - Dec 4, 2011 11:59 am

A few peaks  Sucess!

I like this area. I've been up some of the peaks here including: Northshore Peak, East Redstone Peak, Tall Cairn Peak, Redstone Peak, Mystery Cairn Peak, Vista Peak, Horn Toad Peak and Manganese Peak.


alpspitze - Aug 15, 2011 10:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2011

Hamblin Mountain  Sucess!

Info on this one was helpful. Broke out the trail runners and had some fun.


goofball - Jan 4, 2010 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2010


not bad for a "weak ass cache" (too bad they couldn't enjoy it for what it was). very fun and very easy i thought. beautiful area.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Mar 18, 2009 5:12 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2009

Sentinel  Sucess!

Great time hiking this peak with MoapaPk and Aaron and Ellen Johnson.

It's great (not) when peaks have the same name as other peaks. Next time I go to Zion National Park, I am going to tell people I hiked to the top of Sentinel.


goofball - Nov 2, 2008 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2008

Hamblin Mountain - Pinto Peak  Sucess!

Wandered Hamblin mountain ridge up to Pinto Peak - outstanding ! Then wandered down Pinto Valley and short spans of Pinto and Razorback Ridge and washes as I hopped northeastward. Real nice area !


Tracy - Mar 21, 2008 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2008

Hamblin Mountain  Sucess!

Hiked this with SP member lcarreau. He stopped 1 km. short of the summit and let me have the summit to myself. This was my first time up Hamblin Mountain and served as a good rehab hike for my healing fibula I broke 7 weeks earlier. I have visited much of the immediate vicinity many times over the years. In the 70's I hiked with my dad and some of his boy scouts from Callville Wash south to Rufus Cove on Lake Mead (Class IV to V climbing in places). I've traversed Pinto Valley half a dozen times and visited Sandstone Spring at least 4 to 5 times. I've been a good ways up Sentinel Peak to the upper source of Sandstone Spring. Another time I traversed Pinto Ridge and hiked the valley west to east that lies between Razorback Ridge and Pinto Ridge.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 24, 2008 9:22 pm

Awesome area!  Sucess!

I was drawn to this vast and colorful area thanks to Nick's N. fantastic photos and his stories about all the places described here in this great article.
Peaks I' ve done: Northshore, Redstone, East Redstone, Tall Cairn, Mystery Cairn, Vista, Little Pyramid, Hamblin, Sentinel, Boulder, Bearing, Cathedral Peaks 822m, 859m, 869m and 808m, Manganese,
S Cove Peak, Pyramid and Booth Pinnacle.


cp0915 - Jan 24, 2008 10:15 am

yep, I was there (for some of it)  Sucess!

I've been in (almost) every place described in this article. Great job, Harlan! Great photos and beta, and an excellent, informative read.


MoapaPk - Jan 23, 2008 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2003

yep, I was there  Sucess!

I've been in every place described in this article.

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