Eagle Mountain Climber's Log

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asmrz - Jul 10, 2023 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2022

West Face Direct  Sucess!

The West Face Direct has some great quality rock for Death Valley NP
My wife Penelope and I scrambled up this wonderful route on March 6th, 2022. We found the rock solid and the climbing "rock climbers"
class 4 and very esthetic for Death Valley NP. There are few if any routes of this quality in the Park. Go do it if you are visiting the Park, it is much more entertaining than the regular route's scree slope nightmare.


lasvegaswraith - Apr 1, 2019 7:29 am Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2019

Eagle Mtn Spring Day  Sucess!

via West Direct Route. The summit ridge is as advertised!
Great to see the Amargosa flowing.


colinr - Jan 9, 2017 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2016

North-South Traverse  Sucess!

A fun scramble with a fun group!


RaymondShevsky - Feb 10, 2015 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2015

Believe the hype  Sucess!

A true gem of the California desert! Took a class 2 gully up further north than the one given by Bob Sihler, then contoured around until picking up the use trail and cairns. Great beta from Sihler, Burd, Zdon, Stockman: went down the dryfall system, which I couldn't see in the early morning with the sun rising behind the mountain. The final scramble to the summit was probably the spiciest class 3 I've experienced. Saw a shoal of pupfish in the Amargosa River on the way back as a bonus!


gimpilator - Jan 8, 2015 1:20 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2015

Great peak!  Sucess!

Heather and I climbed this on New Year's day as part of a 6 day trip. From Eagle we went on to climb Beatty Mountain, Bonanza Mountain, Sutherland Mountain, Rainbow Mountain, Black Peak, Thimble Peak, Manly Beacon, Golden Canyon Peak, Jubilee Mountain, Pyramid Peak, and Corkscrew Peak. We also explored Rhylite Ghost Town, Leadfeild Ghost Town, Titus Canyon, Golden Canyon, Sidewinder Canyon, Badwater, Mosaic Canyon, and the Mesquite Dunes.


cab - Jan 5, 2015 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2014

Standard DPS Route  Sucess!

This was by far the best peak in our four days in Death Valley. We went on to climb Brown Peak in the afternoon making for a fairly easy day.


jdmorehouse - Feb 19, 2013 8:53 pm

Eagle Twice in Two Days  Sucess!

I went out there on a Friday with the idea of climbing Eagle in the afternoon, camping over night and meeting the early departing LVMC group (they were leaving Las Vegas at the ungodly hour of five a.m.) on their way to Brown, with a follow up to Eagle. So I climbed Eagle on Friday and loved it. Steep, but mostly good rock, and a excellent narrow class 3 summit ridge. Fantastic views. On Saturday I went out and climbed Brown with the LVMC group, and then came back and climbed Eagle again. It was worth it. Short, but very sweet.


dshoshone - Feb 13, 2013 11:41 am Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2013

Standard Route  Sucess!

The last 100 ft. was great fun. 2x


WOLFrising - Feb 2, 2013 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2013

Quite a fun surprise!  Sucess!

Winter 2013

Climbed with Eli before he had to go to work. This was a FUN climb, surprisingly great rock for this area. We took the central gully from the west right from the parking area. On the way up we chose the left chute in the gully, and there was some class III and a not so fun hillside traverse to the saddle. From there on to the summit block was easy. We took the direct route over the block from there, very exposed (maybe a slight IV near the top?)! On the return we took the next chute over from the one we took up. Much more pleasant, easy class III descent. A highlight of my winter in DVNP!


calipidder - Nov 27, 2012 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2012

Standard Route  Sucess!

So. Much. Fun. Scrambled up this one on Thanksgiving morning before ruining all the hard work with a big feast back at camp. One of my favorite desert summits thus far. Stick to that rock like velcro! Bring gloves!

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Feb 1, 2012 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2011

North-South Traverse  Sucess!

With Matthew and Laura, one of the finest scrambles in all the California desert. Trip Report


tdoughty - Feb 22, 2011 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2011

2nd time's the Charm!  Sucess!

The winds were not as strong as when I attempted this six years ago. And this time I followed the standard route rather than attempting the summit block from the SE. Left the car at 4:00 pm so the after watching the sunset from the summit I had a headlamp descent of the lower half of the peak. Great beginning of a 3-day trip that included a snowy NY Mtn and Chuckwalla


ShinLV - Dec 28, 2008 12:15 am Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2008

Std Route w/Branch Whitney  Sucess!

Hiked with Branch Whitney (meetup hike) and other 7 hikers.
It was beautiful day and could see Spring Mt.area,Sheep Range & Telescope Peak. All those peaks are covered with snow.
Nice scramble hike. Its over 100 miles from Vegas, but worth it.


Kadee - Nov 10, 2008 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2008

"Direct" Route  Sucess!

I loved this peak - very fun scramble. Will agree with cp0915, "alotta bang for your buck".


MoapaPk - Feb 17, 2008 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2006

Oh, I was there too.  Sucess!

Standard route up SW, with a few variations going down (i.e. got lost). Nice sharp peak, reminds me of Djibouti.


jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 8:22 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2002

EAGLE MTN  Sucess!



alpspitze - Sep 26, 2007 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2002

Standard Route  Sucess!

Man it was hot and it was only April!
Nice short and sweet hike/scramble.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Apr 1, 2007 1:02 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2007

Standard DPS route  Sucess!

A very enjoyable scramble - short approach with some fun class 3. Climbed with Evan Rasmussen, then climbed Pyramid and Ryan later in the day. Trip Report

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 13, 2007 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

This turned out to be a lot of fun, even though the mileage on this hike seemed extremely short. Also, there are prairie falcons living on this mountain.
The photos from our hike up there are here, enjoy:
Eagle Mountain hike

BranchWhitney - Mar 20, 2006 6:16 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2006

A little known gem  Sucess!

This is fun route to a superb peak. I think it's better than Moapa, which it is often compared to. With mostly solid rock and great vistas from the summit, everyone should enjoy climbing this mountain.

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