Elephant Butte Climber's Log

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rtgomez90 - May 21, 2017 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2016

Elephant Butte  Sucess!

Fun and relatively quick summit.


scgrant - Mar 28, 2016 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2016

Elephant Butte  Sucess!

Really cool area. We got off route a couple times but ultimately found where we needed to be pretty easily. The views of the La Sals, covered in snow, were awesome from the top. The descent route with rappel was very fun. Climbed Parriott Mesa the next day.


Fletch - Mar 19, 2016 12:10 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2016

Fun fun fun  Sucess!

Great hike, scramble, climb, and raps... gorgeous area

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jan 12, 2016 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

Icy...  Sucess!

Scott, Kessler, Kim, Shaylee and I climbed this in mid-January. There was snow and ice everywhere making the climb a little spicier than normal. I ended up soloing up the crux before the ascent rappel and throwing a handline down. Summit was beautiful. The descent rappel had a huge icicle flowing down it making that interesting and slick! Followed this climb with Bullwinkle Tower on the way back to the car.


MMclimbhigh - Nov 9, 2015 11:07 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015

West Fins  Sucess!

Fun adventure. Beautiful inner canyon hike to outstanding views at the summit. We had the place all to ourselves. Great weekend in Arches!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - May 10, 2015 11:05 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2015

fun scramble on Mother's Day with my son  Sucess!

Fun outing with my son (we had to get away since we just lost our dog Duchess). Route finding was not bad, higher up were even some cairns. The rappel was fun (my son's first free air rappel). Climbing sections were easy...


tdoughty - Dec 3, 2014 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2014

Fun Day  Sucess!

Solo day in the Park. WINDY summit.

Bryce - Oct 13, 2014 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

First ascent  Sucess!

Met up with a friend on his way to Arizona for a scrambling/canyoneering/rapelling adventure... it was all ours and totally worth it. Some cloud cover helped keep us out of the worst of the heat, but never dripped a drop on us.


Shaylee - Jan 21, 2014 9:32 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

Elephant Butte  Sucess!



SawtoothSean - Jan 15, 2014 11:29 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2013

Route Finding  Sucess!

Really fun route finding and rappels to the Park's high point


Kessler - Dec 31, 2013 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2013

Elephant Butte  Sucess!





breadbox - Feb 12, 2013 2:13 am

Moo!  Sucess!

Good times with RAM!

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Oct 8, 2012 2:02 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

First Canyoneering Trip  Sucess!

Felt more like canyoneering to me. The crux wasn't much of anything. The rappels were fun as heck, proving a challenge to my friends, Bianka and Michelle.

larch32 - Jul 13, 2012 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

Fun  Sucess!

Green's description was spot on without giving everything away. I was glad to have rock shoes while I climbed around trying to figure out which way to go after climbing up to the bench.


mansfieo - Apr 27, 2012 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012

Great Adventure!  Sucess!

What a great adventure. It's easy to get lost so take along good beta. We had The Falcon Guide's Best Climbs of Moab, which was very useful


chicagotransplant - Nov 21, 2011 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2011

Back For More  Sucess!

Second time up the West Fins route, went with Jamie, Brian and his wife Jen. Route seemed more straightforward the second time around, but still a lot of fun. Some interesting areas off the sides of the route to poke around and explore in too, just a really cool area!


GregHaz - Jan 18, 2011 8:13 pm

Great short trip!!!

I think I have done it 3 or 4 times. It is a wonderful short day climb and that makes it great for exit days.


blueshade - Oct 30, 2010 2:19 am Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2010

Great Scramble  Sucess!

Very fun scramble, but very short (depending on how much exploring you do). Also did it in about 2:30 despite some playing. Still well worth it considering that it is right off one of the main drives. Near 360 degree view on top.

Not that I know ratings all that well, but I would consider the 5.4 rating accurate. However, it is really only a couple of moves and not overly exposed. Protection, solid climber in the group or otherwise, people shouldn't be trying climbs, scrambles, 14ers, canyons or whatever unless they are comfortable with heights and confident in their OWN ability. Ropes and spots give a false sense of security and don't make you learn to trust yourself.

11-6-10 Went again with two mostly inexperienced climbers. Did the whole route in about 2hrs. Upon climbing the "crux" again, I think that I'd agree it's only 5.2. It just looks somewhat intimidating with the chute below you.


pyerger - May 3, 2010 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2010

great adventure  Sucess!

This was a great adventure. I found the route finding to be the crux of the trip. Very windy day, which added to the exitment!


vanman798 - Apr 12, 2010 11:35 am Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2010

Fun scamble and great Rappels  Sucess!

Did this one with the Utah Climbing Club. With a group of over 20 it only took us four hours round trip.

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