Corkscrew Peak Climber's Log

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missymtngirl

missymtngirl - Jun 1, 2010 9:19 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

Hiked at Night

We started our hike at 6:00pm. I didn't think we were even going to start our hike at all given that it was getting so late. We made it to the really steep craggly part of the hike by 8:00pm, and hiked back mostly in the dark. We made it to our car by 10:30pm with a full moon on our side. Definitely the craziest night hike we've ever done. The trail was difficult to find at first; just really keep your eyes open for the carins along the way. Awesome & memorable experience. Next time I'd like to make it to the summit. Looking forward to it!

blmcclain

blmcclain - Jan 19, 2010 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2010

Daylight Pass Route  Sucess!

Wow, tough day. Did this with Rob Egan in a total time of 6 hours. I very much disagree with the Class 2 rating. It's more Class 3 with a touch of Class 4 when the wash runs out. Trail gets a bit tough to follow below the saddle, look for the ducks along the way. Also, when you head up the wash and hit the first dry fall, track back about 50 ft. and look for the skirt trail on the west side of the wash.

DougHemken

DougHemken - Jan 19, 2010 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2010

Perkin's "Beacon"  Sucess!

Nice hike. Great views.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2008

Nice scramble.  Sucess!

Nice walk after a big traverse over Towne/Panamint Butte.

SummitJunkie

SummitJunkie - Apr 20, 2009 6:26 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2009

2nd DPS peak  Sucess!

2nd DPS

Noondueler

Noondueler - Nov 7, 2008 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 1998

First Desert Peak  Sucess!

A hike that is a good way to learn desert terrain. Had the company of 3 others on the summit.

TripoliRick

TripoliRick - Jul 2, 2008 3:55 pm

Day Off as a Ranger  Sucess!

Just one of the many peaks I climbed while a seasonal ranger in Death Valley. As a geologist by education, I love looking at the rocks and structural forms of desert peaks since the lack of vegetation exposes all. Stopped to do it on the trip to Beatty to buy food (cost too much at the stores in Death Valley).

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Feb 29, 2008 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2007

From Daylight Pass Rd  Sucess!

Easy morning hike from the pavement. Some fun scrambling, too. Continued on the ridge north several miles to the area highpoint. Trip Report

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 8:19 am Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2002

CORKSCREW PK  Sucess!

CLIMBED WITH ED

alpspitze

alpspitze - Sep 25, 2007 11:20 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2004

Ridge up and wash down  Sucess!

Very windy but still had good views.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Mar 13, 2007 3:26 am Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2007

Death Valley days  Sucess!

I climbed this on the second day of a monthlong solo trip to Death Valley. I thoroughly enjoyed the hike--ridge-top traverses most of the way. Saw a group of chukars in the wash just before the route climbs out up onto the low ridges.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Jan 28, 2007 12:26 am Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2007

ridge from Daylight  Sucess!

Corkscrew

I took the ridge route up (close to eastern trace on Wingding's map, will post exact trace later), and the wash down. I much preferred the ridge route.

1h45m up, 1h15m down, but I jogged part of the way back.

Passed some mystery hikers, apparently going to the peak; never saw them again, even after 40 min on top and lots of scanning the lower slopes. Their car was still at the "trailhead" when I came back

This is a fairly fast drive from Vegas via us95; on a good day, takes just a bit over 2 hrs, and is about 140 miles.

Thimble looks much nicer.

slogger - Dec 19, 2006 11:56 am Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2005

From Daylight Pass Rd  Sucess!

I solo scrambled up this one on New Year's Eve, 2005. Lots of fun trying to find my way up. There were less than a dozen names in the summit log for 2005. Snow/Rain in the Panamints, but just wind and brooding clouds overhead for me. Took me a few hours round trip. Good fun!

rhyang

rhyang - Sep 18, 2006 2:31 pm

Feb 2003  Sucess!

Dayhiked up with some folks while enjoying another Death Valley trip.

Grand Canyon Dan

Grand Canyon Dan - Nov 11, 2005 8:09 pm

Route Climbed: From Mud Canyon/Daylight Pass Date Climbed: November 11th, 2005  Sucess!

Made the summit in one hour and thirty-four minutes. I was the second person to summit of the winter season. Judging from the log at the summit, I would say less than 50 people a year climb this one. It's fun, especially if you are looking for solitude.

cp0915

cp0915 - Feb 28, 2005 12:04 pm

Route Climbed: from Daylight Pass Road Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2004  Sucess!

Entered the clouds at about 5000 feet. From there, the snow and rain started and the views ended. 20 feet visibility on the summit. Windy and cold.



The roundtrip was only 3 hours, so I was still anxious when I got back to the car - headed to Jubilee Mountain in southern DVNP. A short hike but very pleasant. The register hadn't seen an entry in like two years, if I remember correctly.

pilz8

pilz8 - Feb 26, 2005 3:39 pm

Date Climbed: february 2002  Sucess!

It was very windy near the top with light snow, you could see the sunny sandy landscape through the clouds. I enjoyed this wild desert peak.

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