Corkscrew Peak Climber's Log

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Marmootle - Dec 27, 2020 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2020

Amazing Views!  Sucess!

This is a really fun climb! Trail takes you up a wash, before winding along a ridge to the summit. Nothing technical, but the views are worth the strenuous hike. You can see all the way to mount Whitney and down to badwater basin from the summit.


Wallylongridge - Feb 2, 2018 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2018

Where’s the Wine  Sucess!

This was a better hike then I thought it would be. Bring your A game, OK maybe your B- game.

dakine - Feb 20, 2017 8:12 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2015

Lost and Found  Sucess!

Got off route on the way up (too far west) and scrambled up steep & loose, but found the ridge on the way down. Amazing views and great weather.


jdmorehouse - Nov 12, 2016 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2016

East Ridge  Sucess!

2nd ascent (#48 on 2nd DPS list finish). This time by the east ridge. Nice use trail, well ducked where necessary. The views begin in earnest once on the ridge.


jfrishmanIII - Apr 4, 2016 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2016

Flowers  Sucess!

Beautiful hike up the ridge route. Though the vast fields of gold are gone, there are still many, many flowers blooming up there, of many species. Yellowthroats were all over the top 800 vertical feet or so, and bees were buzzing on the summit.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Mar 27, 2016 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2016

Great Climb  Sucess!

Great climb up the ridge route. Really enjoyed the scenery and desert plant life. Had climbed Thimble in the morning, then Corkscrew in the afternoon. Trip Report


colinr - Mar 3, 2016 1:25 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2016

Nice morning  Sucess!

The desert floor was carpeted in green, ready to explode into a superbloom. I enjoyed the cacti. The views once near the summit were outstanding and the run down was quick.


gimpilator - Jan 8, 2015 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2015

6 days in the desert  Sucess!

We climbed the wash route and descended the ridge route. Heather fell while scrambling in the gully and cut herself up a bit. Thankfully she was not seriously hurt.

In 6 days we also did Eagle Mountain, Beatty Mountain, Bonanza Mountain, Sutherland Mountain, Rainbow Mountain, Black Peak, Thimble Peak, Manly Beacon, Golden Canyon Peak, Jubilee Mountain, and Pyramid Peak. We also explored Rhylite Ghost Town, Leadfeild Ghost Town, Titus Canyon, Golden Canyon, Sidewinder Canyon, Badwater, Mosaic Canyon, and the Mesquite Dunes.


cab - Nov 3, 2014 10:52 am Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2014

From Daylight Pass Road  Sucess!

Climbed this with a large DPS group for one of the member's list finish. Champagne and whiskey on top made for a good party.


RaymondShevsky - Dec 20, 2013 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2013

At last!  Sucess!

Have wanted to tag this one sinc 2008, but never got around to it. Unimpeachable views over Death Valley National Park - and on the other side, Thimble and the Grapevines blanketed in snow. Fun times!


jtellis - Apr 28, 2013 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

Hot day  Sucess!

A fairly strenuous half-day hike with a good elevation gain -- it becomes much more challenging when hiking in hot weather. It was 92 at the base when I started was approaching 100 when I returned. Looks like the hiking season is winding down for these peaks in DVNP, but the heat meant I saw no one all day, which is nice. The views from this peak are absolutely incredible, and I encountered a herd of bighorn sheep on the ascent, as well as a pair of swallows at the top, who proceeded to swoop by my head a half-dozen times. Wish I could have done the buttes after this, but I instead headed to Stovepipe Wells for a $4 shower.


ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 10:23 pm

Corkscrew  Sucess!

2011 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa.

It was the 1st ascent for both of us in Death Valley.

And Mr. Rory Kuykendoll... you and I both know Death Valley isn't the best, that distinction goes to Glacier.


jdmorehouse - Feb 19, 2013 9:00 pm

Little Corkscrew Peak Makes This One  Sucess!

Corkscrew itself is not nearly as interesting by itself, but the side trip up Little Corkscrew makes the climb. Little Corkscrew is a narrow knife edge on a ridge below the main peak. It even has its own sign in register. If you're going to do Corkscrew, do yourself a favor and include a side trip to Little Corkscrew. You won't regret it, and it really doesn't take you much out of the way.


RoryKuykendall - Jan 10, 2013 12:13 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2013

Beautiful  Sucess!

Perfect winter day in Death Valley. This is a very steep hike. I was impressed by how many names there were in the register from the last few weeks. People are gettin after it! The views from the top of this mountain to Badwater in the south, and Mount Whitney in the west are remarkable. Death Valley is the best.


WOLFrising - Jan 5, 2013 11:57 pm

Steep Hike!  Sucess!

Winter 2013

Climbed with Caz from the Corkscrew Peak sign on the Daylight Pass road. Worked up the wash to the right and attained the ridge from there. Long, steep trail the rest of the way. A calf burner. Made the Panamint Springs burger and beer afterward quite worth it!


westtex - Apr 17, 2012 12:40 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2012

Nice and Hot  Sucess!

Nice little climb


bechtt - Mar 14, 2012 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2012

Left side ascent  Sucess!

Crosscounty up left side. Descended via main trail. With my wife Caren, Erin, Laura Molnar, Jim, and Ruth.


labgloves - Jan 1, 2011 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2011

2nd Times a charm  Sucess!

Following the use trail up the meandering ridge. Awesome views!

Happy New Year!

robot one

robot one - Dec 13, 2010 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2010

From the road  Sucess!

A fine peak


asmrz - Dec 8, 2010 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2010

Good Hike

Penelope May and I hiked more or less the DPS route starting from the "Corkscrew sign" on the highway on December 6th, 2010. We by-passed the initial hill to the right and followed the wash all the way to the 2 dry waterfalls. Above this we continued toward the "hole in the black rock", above which we turned first left then up aiming at the right side of the "Gunsight" pinnacle which is left of the large red tower on the skyline. Once at the saddle, we found the trail to the summit. Came down the SE facing rib, the one on which the DPS variation (going up) is located. Good hike, nice views.

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