Emory Peak Climber's Log

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Matt McCullough

Matt McCullough - Nov 15, 2021 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2021

Emory Peak   Sucess!

Beautiful ~3 hour morning climb to the summit from the parking lot by the Chisos Basin store. I never climbed Emory before and should have looked more closely at the summit area on the approach. The trail ends at a rock window gap between two peaks. From that position, one cannot tell which is taller and there is no clear indication of an ascent route on either. I made the mistake of scrambling up the one to the left first. At the top, I noticed it was about 5m shorter than the other. I made my way down again and it took a small bit of time to figure out an ascent route based on my ability for the other (hint: the easiest I found was around to the right from the trail end at the gap across a small rock pile and up a steep gully or gap on the northern side). On a disappointing note, there is antennae and solar-equipment junk at the top which greatly taints the aesthetic of Texas' most prominent peak. There are plenty of other peaks around that appear to be prominent and clear enough to receive or transmit signals in most directions. For a national park, I just hope there was sufficient thought that went into that decision. But I have my suspicions there was not.

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Aug 12, 2021 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2021

Afternoon Delight  Sucess!

Took the pinnacles trail up to the summit. Met a nice couple at the top. The final scramble was wonderful.

nader

nader - Mar 15, 2020 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2020

Emory & South Rim  Sucess!

Both in one day, see trip report

Super Dave

Super Dave - Jun 15, 2019 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2019

South Rim Loop  Sucess!

Great day doing a loop hike to the south rim and back. Along the way tagged Toll, Emory, and Townsend. Very pretty area. Trip Report

StickyFingaz

StickyFingaz - Sep 17, 2018 7:30 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2017

Beautiful night  Sucess!

Sunset was amazing

Basham

Basham - Apr 30, 2018 6:36 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2018

Second NP high point  Sucess!

The climb was great. Much different than any mountain/peak that I have climbed to date. Views were also 100% different. It just goes to show that no mountain is the same. Loved it and suggest anybody that goes to Big Bend NP goes to Emory Peak.

Fletch

Fletch - Mar 18, 2017 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2017

With Daughter #2  Sucess!

Scramble is a blast for sure.

RoryKuykendall

RoryKuykendall - Dec 9, 2016 2:16 am

Spring of 2015  Sucess!

Along with the South Rim Loop. With Krista. Love the Chisos Mountains.

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Mar 17, 2016 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2011

Beautiful way to experience the park  Sucess!

Somehow I did not sign this before; discovered this doing research for a friend headed to Big Bend.

Beautiful views of the entire park and valley. Fun scrambling near the top. If there is one hike you do in Big Bend, this would be one to consider.

maxhaze

maxhaze - Sep 15, 2015 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2013

nice hike  Sucess!

Made the top.

mgriffin015

mgriffin015 - Mar 21, 2015 10:54 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2015

Bad Day on Emory  Sucess!

Started the outer mountain loop, temp dropped to the 40s and pouring rain changed our minds. Got to the top of Emory and headed back down for warmth!

guerinak

guerinak - Feb 28, 2014 2:40 am

Tejas!  Sucess!

Climbed with the Big Bend Boys via Pinnacle Route. I beat them all to the top. Nice easy half-day hike with great views into Mexico!

jdzaharia

jdzaharia - Jan 21, 2014 10:22 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2014

Big Bend HP  Sucess!

Via Pinnacles Trail. Busy summit on a beautiful day.

DrewWilkerson

DrewWilkerson - Jan 15, 2014 5:56 pm

Emory  Sucess!

2013 with Jessie

bugbee

bugbee - Oct 16, 2013 8:46 pm

Not bad  Sucess!

Nice long day, via Laguna meadow to the rim and down into boot canyon, up Emory and back down pinnacles. Was my second trip up. Great weather. Takin my wife next time

Pewma

Pewma - Oct 15, 2013 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2012

Emory Peak  Sucess!

great views into Mexico and back into Texas.

WOLFrising

WOLFrising - Jan 6, 2013 12:33 am

Big Bend Highpoint  Sucess!

Fall 2010

Climbed with Kelly on a visit back to the homestate. It was a fun scramble to the top. I am looking forward to more Big Bend summits sometime in the future!

Walkoutnow

Walkoutnow - Nov 21, 2012 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2012

Great Trip  Sucess!

Saw big black bear as we drove down towards the campsite. Great weather for camping and hiking. Scramble at the summit was fun. Stood 15 ft from a mule deer, watching it eat and roam, pretty cool.

Ruvicha

Ruvicha - Apr 14, 2012 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2012

Memorial Climb  Sucess!

Climbed this in memory of a friend who loved Big Bend National Park. Nice hike to the base of the summit, interesting scramble to the top.

rasgoat

rasgoat - Feb 1, 2012 5:49 pm

Nice hike & summit  Sucess!

Hiked up, the scramble is shorter and easier than I thought, nice tho. Camped out the south east rim and out the next day. Great sunrises & sunsets!

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