Griffith Peak Climber's Log

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DayHikerJr - Jun 15, 2008 4:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Griffith Trailhead (Harris Springs Rd)  Sucess!

Hiked with Mommy and Daddy from the Griffith Peak trailhead. Daddy carried me, of course, because I am not yet 9 1/2 months old.


firewater - Mar 8, 2008 11:30 pm

Route Climbed: Harris Saddle Spring 2007  Sucess!

Awesome late spring hike with a friend. Great views from the summit and a relaxing day in the mountains. Cool temps fooled me into a wicked sunburn though, I keep forgetting that just because it's not hot out doesn't mean the sun is not there.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2001


THE SPECIAL THING ABOUT THIS PEAK IS THAT I CAN SEE IT FROM MY HOME. CLIMBED FROM HARRIS SPRINGS ROAD SEVERAL TIMES. FROM THE S LOOP A FEW TIMES. UP ECHO CANYON ON CRAMPONS ONE WINTER. USUALLY AS PART OF A LOOP OVER CHARLESTON STARTING UP TRAIL CANYON. OTHER SUMMIT DATES INCLUDE: 6/7/01, 6/1/02, 6/14/02, 5/24/03, 7/19/03, 5/22/04, 6/14/04, 6/9/05, 8/2/06, 6/15/06, 7/1/07, 7/11/07, 7/18/07, 9/6/07, 9/12/07, 8/8/09, 3/21/10, 7/13/11, 7/28/18, 8/6/18, 6/29/19


WyoNative - Jan 30, 2008 11:26 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2002

Summited before Charleston

Stopped at Griffith because I started around noon from the south loop trail and hoped to summit Charleston (my original goal). It worked out the I bagged 2 summits that day--Griffith and Charleston.


Judd97 - Nov 21, 2007 11:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2007

Nice hike!  Sucess!

Climbed the South Loop trail with a few buddies from college. Great time!


135driver - Oct 29, 2007 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2007

South Loop  Sucess!

Awesome! That trail doesn't mess around with the climbing. Messed up and signed in as Oct. 30th instead of the 29th. Idiot. Second favorite summit next to Baldy.


alpspitze - Sep 25, 2007 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2001

Gully  Sucess!

Didn't have a route description and there was lots of fresh snow, so I just went straight up towards the peak. As much as waist deep snow to deal with. Coming down was lots of fun.


JRowbury - Sep 11, 2007 10:50 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

South Loop to Griffith, Memorial weekend 2007

Came up South Loop with my wife to the meadows and pitched camp, hiked around the base of mountain among Bristlecone in late afternoon, summited @6:00 and headed down back to camp. Hiking Charleston tomorrow with our puppy.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Jul 11, 2007 1:50 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2007

Last peak of the day  Sucess!

Final peak on an unexpectedly scenic and enjoyable dayhike around the North Loop and South Loop trails, tagging Fletcher, Mummy, Lee, Charleston, and this en route. It would have been nice to continue on to Harris, but I had no exit strategy besides slogging back along the road to my car, so I decided that would have to wait for another time.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 12, 2007 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2006

Winter Ascent Via South Loop Trail  Sucess!

Great winter snowshoe in beautiful scenery. Here is a slide show of Griffith Peak with other hiking and nature pictures located on


redsplashman23 - Sep 17, 2006 1:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

Easy Hike via It was a nicSouth Loop  Sucess!

Easy hike via South Loop trail. It was a nice cool clear day too!


boisedoc - Sep 12, 2006 5:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1999

Quick outing  Sucess!

Nice hike. Later climbed it on snow en route to Charleston.

LV Hiker

LV Hiker - Sep 7, 2006 9:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2004

From Harris Springs Trailhead  Sucess!

This was one of the first peaks I climbed. I did this with a group of other guys. Started out from the Harris Springs Trailhead. The views from the top were great.


madmallard - Jun 24, 2006 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

south loop side trip  Sucess!

bagged griffith on the way out from charleston on the south loop. this one made three peaks in two days. the views of vegas from here are superb. it almost makes you wish that you had a hang glider to be able to float all the way back down to the strip.


Tracy - Apr 21, 2006 5:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 1993

Start 'em YOUNG! Route climbed: Harris Springs Trail  Sucess!

I climbed this one with my sister, Amy; her husband, Michael Eschenberg; my 4-year, 9-month old son, Lance; and my 35-month old son, Travis; six days after their sister Jackie was born (Mom and Jackie stayed home). Lance hiked most of the way without help, but Michael helped me take turns carrying Travis when he got too tired to keep hiking on his own. We all made the summit.


wwells - Aug 26, 2005 12:49 am

Route Climbed: South Loop Trail Date Climbed: August 23, 2005  Sucess!

cp0915's posting below is right on the mark - this is a terrific day hike! The view from Griffith Peak is one of the very best in the Spring Mountains, and the trip up and down is far less taxing than the Charleston Peak death march.


SusanM - Jul 23, 2005 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Route Climbed: Harris Springs  Sucess!

Minimal patchy snow at the summit, and it's melting fast. My 8 year old made another summit. Woo Hoo!

July 23, 2005-A nice dayhike, the ground is damp from recent rains.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Apr 20, 2005 12:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Various Routes  Sucess!

Previous Griffith summit dates:
2003 October 26: South Loop trail
2003 December 21: South Loop trail (with crampons)
2004 June 19: South Loop trail
2005 April 17: Echo Canyon Snow Route
2005 October 02: South Loop trail
2007 September 01: South Loop trail
2008 June 14: From the Griffith Peak trailhead, off Harris Springs Road, with DayHikerJr, age 9-1/2 months, and his mommy. (Carried DayHikerJr.)

DesertAdventures - Apr 18, 2005 11:17 am

Route Climbed: Echo Chute direct. Date Climbed: 04-02-05 and 04-17-05

Skinned up both times w/ a splitboard and had awesome rides down!

On the 17th we had some stiff wind and it gets me to want to break out the kiteboarding kite and see if I can make it from Griffith to Charleston Peak riding the wind!

The log book is currently burried under over 20' of snow according to GPS.

Word of caution, snow is melting quickly and we saw some rockfall, so be carefull of flying objects and enjoy the beauty

Additional trip reports can be found here:

Mt. Charleston Backcountry Group

Have fun,



wwells - Feb 7, 2005 1:29 am

Route Climbed: South Loop Trail Date Climbed: May 24, 2002  Sucess!

We had hoped to replicate my brother's truly heroic ascent of Charleston Peak the previous 4th of July, but we were forced to settle for Griffith Peak instead. No matter - we were cashed, the views were wonderful, and this fine peak gave us a real sense of accomplishment.

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