Death Valley Buttes Climber's Log

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jfrishmanIII - Jan 28, 2018 12:29 am Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2018

Fun!  Sucess!

My son and I did the east butte last spring, came back today for the main summit. Very satisfying ridge walk/scramble, with some great geologic details on the way!


gimpilator - Dec 17, 2017 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2017

Nice buttes   Sucess!



RaymondShevsky - Nov 16, 2017 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2017

Sweet Little Treat  Sucess!

Been on my tick list for years, finally decided to head up there, leaving home at around 4am and starting the hike just after sunrise. Splendid views! Fun hiking! Hit up Harmony Borax Works and Zabriskie Point on the way back.


distressbark - Mar 18, 2017 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2017

Evening hike  Sucess!

Arrived in Death Valley from Vegas a bit later than I'd hoped for... Original intent was to hike Corkscrew but waning daylight led me to settle on Death Valley Buttes. I was not disappointed. Fun, easy route with expansive views the whole way! On the return, I descended north from the saddle and spent time exploring the eastern reaches of the buttes, encountering several bats as the sun set.


labgloves - Jan 4, 2015 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2015

sunset hike

Just the eastern butte at sunset - spectacular view!


AlaskaIsCold - May 26, 2014 12:11 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2014

Slippery and Steep.  Sucess!

The hike wasn't actually all that bad. The only thing is that if the grade is steep and the ground is unstable you end up sliding quite a bit.


calipidder - Dec 1, 2013 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2013

Last minute decision  Sucess!

Did Bat the previous day and wanted to shorten our Sunday drive back to the Bay Area, so we decided to snag something as a warm-down on our way through/out of the park on Saturday. DVB hit the mark perfectly. An easy and unassuming hike with a tiny bit of scrambly bits at the end. Fun!

PS if I ever write a desert peak bagging book I'm calling it "Scrambly Bits and Slippery Shit" and putting a pic of this peak on the cover.


ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 10:28 pm

Death Valley Buttes  Sucess!

2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa


WOLFrising - Jan 21, 2013 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2013

Pre-shift  Sucess!

Winter 2013

Decided while at work last night to climb the Buttes before my shift today. Headed up with Eli this morning, and we both really enjoyed the Class 3 scrambling near the end. It gave this little hike a bigger feel! Well, off to work!


MoapaPk - Mar 7, 2011 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2011

Nice surprise  Sucess!

What a pleasant surprise. See the caution about parking in comments on standard route.


Wallylongridge - Jan 1, 2011 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2010

Ridge Route  Sucess!

Followed the ridge all the way.

robot one

robot one - Dec 19, 2010 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2010

from the road  Sucess!

During a break in the rain

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Nov 29, 2010 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2010

From the Road  Sucess!

After Corkscrew, I had a couple more hours to spare, so I could not resist hitting DV Buttes.

The USGS benchmark is busted out, and only some broken cement remains. Bummer.


DougHemken - Jan 19, 2010 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2010

For the sunrise  Sucess!

jogged up to see the sunrise.


SummitJunkie - Apr 20, 2009 6:27 am Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2009

Great cool down  Sucess!

Cool down after Corkscrew


mountaingazelle - Jan 25, 2009 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2009

Death Valley Buttes  Sucess!

Climbed both buttes in the morning. It was a fun ridge traverse with great views. A few days later we met two artists who had painted the buttes as we were climbing them.


Noondueler - Nov 8, 2008 12:09 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 1999

Couple times  Sucess!

A great little ridge hike.


peakrat76 - Apr 23, 2008 10:27 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2003

East Butte - East Face  Sucess!

Scrambled up the east face of the East Butte (2720+) only to be chased from the summit by hoardes of flying red ants who seemed to be living only at the apex of the peak. A fun scramble - great Death Valley views.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Feb 29, 2008 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2007

Use trail from the east  Sucess!

Short, but fun. With Corkscrew earlier in the day. Trip Report

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Mar 13, 2007 3:45 am Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2007

Partial summit...  Sucess!

I'd already done a hike in a nearby canyon this day, so I only got to the summit of the eastern butte due to fading light (a little too exposed to do "Red Top" alone in the dark). Nice views--it's Death Valley!

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