Cockscomb Peak Climber's Log

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GlennD - Jul 21, 2020 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2020

Cockscomb Peak  Sucess!

Did the ridge traverse after coming up Trail Canyon. First of 6 total peaks today, culminating in Mummy's Toe.


RoryKuykendall - Sep 1, 2017 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2017

What Josh Said   Sucess!

Climt it


WOLFrising - Aug 31, 2017 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2017

Grand Circle  Sucess!

Climbed this one with Rory. We approached from Trail Canyon. When we hit the trail junction, we walked the ridge out and started to follow the cairns around. The route was more exposed than we expected, so we traversed below the cliffs to the next ridge over. From there it was an easy walk up. We descended to the springs and walked the road back to the trailhead.


philadendron - Jul 31, 2017 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2017

Finally  Sucess!

Went up Trail Canyon, walked the saddle, then dropped down to the East and went back up West as soon as I could. I probably climbed back up a little early, since the climbs were more stout than expected. I bagged the next highest peak, also, then descended down Stanley B Springs canyon. Took the road back up to the car. GPS tracks

Again on 8/4/17. I was originally planning to do the traverse of the whole ridge, but it was raining heavily, and I wound up having to tag the peak and immediately retreat. GPS tracks

Again on 5/11/18. Ascended via Trail Canyon, bagged the next peak, traversed over to the arch, then dropped down into Trail Canyon. The ridge traverse was fine, with a fair bit of side-hilling. However, that descent into Trail Canyon is not fun. Super steep, terrible footing on bowling ball boulders, and really brushy. Probably won't repeat. GPS tracks

Again on 6/12/21 for Fathers Day. Went up Stanley B and came back down the same way GPS tracks


RaymondShevsky - Jan 25, 2014 3:26 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2011

Scree slog  Sucess!

From Stanley B Springs with the dogs.


Daria - Aug 23, 2013 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013

was in the area  Sucess!

Great views of Mummy from summit. Short dayhike, good workout.


jdmorehouse - Mar 14, 2013 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Rain   Sucess!

This was a side trip while coming down from Fletcher in the rain. It quit shortly before I started out on the ridge.


jtellis - Oct 21, 2012 12:12 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2012

Afternoon hike  Sucess!

Nice quick afternoon hike on a really warm, sunny fall day. Went up the old road to Stanley B. Springs, hiked up through the canyon, climbed up to the ridge and scrambled up to the saddle. Pretty slippery and a bit strenuous on the way up, but a great workout and a good hike to do if you're late getting out of the house. Whole trip was about 4 hours including a rest at the springs, some poking around near the old mine shafts, and a little more than a half an hour soaking in some sun on the peak. The 360 degree view of the Kyle Canyon area alone makes this hike worth it.


lasvegaswraith - Mar 27, 2012 12:44 am Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012

Via T/C  Sucess!

Via Trail Canyon and over the ridgeline. Overcast skies and winter snow is still hanging in there during a dry year.


jimegan - Jul 13, 2011 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2003

Cockscomb Peak  Sucess!

scramble from Trail Cyn/N Loop junction w/Brandon&Ed after doing Mummy S Face route


Tracy - May 31, 2011 2:22 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

north to south traverse  Sucess!

I hiked this one with Dick Wimmer and Howard Vandermeer. We hiked up Trail Canyon to the junction with the North Loop Trail, then bagged the peak, and then traversed south following Branch Whitney's instructions on his Hiking-LasVegas website.


weeds19 - Aug 28, 2010 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

Hail Storm  Sucess!

Tagged the summit just in time to see some big clouds rolling in. I hurried back down and just as the hail really started to come down I found a nice rock overhang to chill out under. I waited for about two hours for the hail to abate, and got to observe a lightening strike about 50 yds away from my dry hiding spot. By the time the hail let up I was pretty cold and ran all the way back down the North Loop Trail to my car.


ShinLV - Sep 29, 2008 4:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Short and Fun hike  Sucess!

I lead 4 hikers to the Cockscomb Peak.
From Trail Canyon to the north loop junction. Then head to Cockscomb ridge. took class 3 scramble up.
After summited the peak, descending steep slope directry back to Trail Canyon. Go down 1,300 ft in half mile.


MoapaPk - Aug 8, 2007 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2003

4 time, 3 routes  Sucess!

First time, Nick and I capped off a traverse of Mummy with this descent; first from the N, over a class 3 route, to the next peak S, and then down over the talus to Trail Canyon. A few months later, the French contingent and the Canadian joined me for the trek up from Stanley B Springs. The third time, the Canadian and one Siberian joined me for a traverse from N to S, ending at the parking S of the springs. I then ran back to the car at Trail C, and picked up the others. Fourth was a solo loop up Fletcher Canyon to Raintree, back over the class 3, then down Stanley B.

If you go, be sure to sign the OPS register.

LV Hiker

LV Hiker - Jul 19, 2007 2:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Been there. Done that.

Hit this summit on June 30th. Fun climb


cp0915 - Jul 12, 2007 9:40 am

couple different variations  Sucess!

Scrambled this one a few weeks ago. Loose, but nice. Did the standard east face scamble (from the Trail Cyn/N Loop junction) on the ascent, then descended more directly north (via a short, but spicy, traverse).

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