Griffith Peak Climber's Log

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WOLFrising

WOLFrising - Jun 7, 2018 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2018

3rd highest peak in Southern NV  Sucess!

Hiked up this big guy solo, from the South Loop. Classic "National Park" type climb, with loads of switchbacks. The big fire makes for a clear, "top of the world" kind of feel at the summit.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jan 19, 2018 2:40 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2018

Harris/Griffith Traverse  Sucess!

Didn't plan to combine with Harris, but couldn't resist. trip report

Jay Moon

Jay Moon - Nov 6, 2017 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2017

Spring Mountain Tour  Sucess!

Summited today as part of a 30-mile trail run tour of the Spring mountains. What a great mountain range. I need to get back and explore some more!

Diesel

Diesel - Jul 22, 2014 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2012

Almost missed it  Sucess!

We went up the South Loop with the intent of hitting at least Griffith & Charleston with a Mummy bonus. Bonus did not happen. When we got to the top of the ridge we made left to Griffith but missed the trail going up. We looped round the peak a bit until we realized what happened. We went right up the talus to the peak. Nice views, nice pictures, beautiful sunny mid 60° Thanksgiving day. Signed the log and to Charleston Peak we went. Half way to it the altitude hit us. Not too bad for me buy wife barely handled it, very funny at times. From Charleston Peak we went down North Loop to parking lot. Due to altitude sickness we lost time and since I knew at 6 was absolute darkness I decided no Mummy. Back to car happy & impressed with my wife's level of determination. 6:AM to 6:PM 20 miles loop.

RaymondShevsky

RaymondShevsky - Dec 24, 2013 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

First high peak  Sucess!

Cold and cloudy, I was woefully undersupplied and underdressed, but it felt like Everest!

mjp20k

mjp20k - Oct 28, 2013 7:56 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2007

Griffith Peak  Sucess!

Part of a Spring Mountains peak-bagging trip.

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - Mar 13, 2013 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

Both Sides Now  Sucess!

The first time up we went from the Harris Springs side. Very nice, no one else on the trail. The second time we went up from the South Loop, and it was crowded. On the way down we got caught in a thunderstorm. Fortunately we always carry rain gear.

K9H2OBearer

K9H2OBearer - Jul 3, 2012 10:34 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012

one of the best  Sucess!

Abby and I had the peak to ourselves, which is becoming a rarity. Indeed, only saw one other group on the way up and they were heading to Charleston. Beautiful, sunny day, no wind. No snow :-( Saw a deer in the avalanche chute. First climbed in 2009 and have averaged at least twice a year since then. Nicest may have been a traverse going up the South Loop and down to Harris Peak Road (thanks to Barry doing the shuttle), in fall 2010. The South Loop trailhead construction is better than it was last fall, and not so annoying (now avoids the useless gain and loss) but parking must be horrendous on the weekend.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jun 21, 2012 1:22 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2012

After Charleston  Sucess!

Quick side trip for a snack and nice view of Vegas after Charleston. Good bit of snow but not an obstacle.

philadendron

philadendron - Jun 10, 2012 11:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

Great trail, unique views  Sucess!

Went up with my wife (as usual) via the SLT. Annoying construction makes the beginning of the SLT confusing. Loved the sheer limestone cliffs and the unique views of Red Rock from this vantage point. 10 miles is a long day for us at this point. No snow today on the trail, just a couple patches in the shade in the avalanche chute.

Again on 7/7/17 after Charleston. GPS track

jonnoll - May 13, 2012 9:47 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2012

Griffith Peak  Sucess!

Stopped at Griffith on the way to Charleston Peak via the south loop trail. There are some large snow drifts blocking the trail but they are easy to avoid.

tmfaust21

tmfaust21 - Feb 6, 2012 11:34 am Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2012

Great Winter Peak  Sucess!

Great time to climb this mountain if your looking to use your ice axe close to vegas. Crampons are not essential but would be helpful. Great weather with little wind!

jtellis

jtellis - Sep 22, 2011 11:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2011

Griffith.  Sucess!

Great hike, great views. My first time over 11,000 feet. I would love to camp on this peak or on the ridgeline.

MissH

MissH - Jul 3, 2011 5:41 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

Been there done that, loved it each time  Sucess!

One of my favorite trails - South Loop trail up to saddle, veer to the left for the summit. Did this time as peak 3 of a 3-peaks in one day with the LVMC.

tednv - Jun 21, 2011 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011

south loop  Sucess!

still snow on trail. south loop to griffith, then charleston, north loop to mummy. long day.

michellen

michellen - Jun 7, 2011 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011

Easter hike  Sucess!

With Eva Rainier and Limage. Great snowy peak so close to Vegas!

lasvegaswraith

lasvegaswraith - May 31, 2011 10:11 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

Still a lot of snow...  Sucess!

...for late May. The SL is largely covered with snow from 8500' up, so it is best to either follow the ridgelines or previous footprints, if you trust them. Came down via the avy chute in Echo for a quick getaway!

FugueManiac

FugueManiac - Mar 15, 2011 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2011

SLT + NE chute  Sucess!

SLT and then followed snowshoe and snowboard tracks up the face; snowshoes + ax/poles. No tracks on either side of the mountain, according to the log last summit was in early February. Didn't see anyone else all day.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Dec 17, 2010 10:39 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2003

wow. I didn't sign?  Sucess!

I've climbed at least 20 times, 2x snowshoeing in winter, by crampon up the avalanche chute, as part of 3 to 5-peak loops, etc.

jmatthys

jmatthys - Oct 22, 2010 9:21 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

Many Routes  Sucess!

Have been up Harris Springs, South Loop and Mountaineers route in the winter. Love to go the winter, also provides a great view of Vegas at night

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