Standard approach up Juniper Canyon, then dropped off the NE side into Pine Creek.
4 routes, 4 days during RRR, 2008. Signed the summit log. Armatron, 5.9, on the north Brownstone Wall takes you to a subsidiary peak to the south. Small 4th class scramble gets you to the top and a walk off descent. Armatron was a fun route on excellent rock in a scenic area of Red Rocks, but does take a longer approach than most routes.
climbed this peak.....Fun technical climb!
STD ROUTE W/LVMC
OTHER CLIMBS OF STD RTE:
5/13/00 W/WIFE,10/23/03,6/6/09 w/wife, Barb and Lynn, 12/1/13 w/Peter,Barb,Judy,Jacquie
FROM PINE CRK W/PETER 5/2/02, 4/17/05, 4/30/06, 4/4/10(Peter & Doyle), 10/13/10(Peter&Barb), 10/19/11(Peter,Barb & Candace), 11/20/11, 3/20/13, 4/28/13, 10/27/13, 3/16/14, 10/2/14, 9/27/17, 10/24/18, 10/27/19
VIA GUNSIGHT NOTCH PK W/ED 10/29/02
Also 2/27/13 with Harlan,Peter,Tom,Mike,Barb,Jacquie&Candace
E FACE W/ED 5/3/04
Fun, little scramble in beautiful scenery.
I have done it many times and often see Bighorn Sheep on this route.
Here's one of my slideshows of the route and things you may see along the way:
Juniper Peak via Juniper Canyon
I climbed this one with Robert Tanner. We had planned to climb Crimson Chrysalis but it was too crowded; there was a line at the bottom. He led the climb, set protection and I cleaned the route coming up after him. This was my first roped, multi-pitch climb with someone. A very memorable climb, great weather, and a bit crazy coming down in the dark.
Fun scramble along the walkup route.
Aarash Sofla, Chris Umphres, Lauren Sexton, and myself ascended this gorgeous route over Spring Break with Outdoors at UVA. Great time, fond memories!
We did this in 4 pitches based on the new guidebook by Roxanna Brock with twin 60 meter ropes. We never ran out of rope, but we didn't always belay where we were supposed to either. The only real rope stretcher is the last pitch, and there isn't much you can do about that anyway. The descent was easier than expected, a short downclimb move, and the rest was easy. Actually seemed easier than we thought it would be, though the crux moves were fairly run-out on the first and last pitches. What a great climb for tri-cams. Do take doubles of #4 camalot if you got em because the belay on pitch 3 takes only big cams. Took forever to find the old holes where the belay bolts used to be, I usually loath bolt choppers, but bolts are so not needed anywhere on this climb, it was nice to find the carefully covered holes as we plugged in our own gear.
Geronimo on September 23, 2006
This has got to be the chunkiest climb I have ever done. After 4 pitches of crack climbing, I can recall only doing 1 hand jam. We were careful and lucky that the ropes didn't snag on the rappels. Rpc's advice is still current, take some long webbing to back up some of the rappels. We didn't, and the webbing was so sun rotten it chafed off on our hands.
Great climbing for February
Fun and mild, this hike was a good time with a great bunch of hiking pals. Nice view from the top.
Previous ascent: April 10, 2005
Great scenery! Too short on water, so we had to turn back just short of the peak.
Hiked up Gunsight Notch to Gunsight Notch Peak and did 4th class downclimb and then traversed over to Juniper Peak.
Weather was all over from warm n humid to hail, rain and wind!
Very few do this route and there is a rappel (webbing looks trashed) to make it safer if your uncomfortable w/ downclimbing 4th class route I found.
Excellent moderate route! Can get great views of Crimson Crysalis from top of P2 and P3 on Geronimo. We took an extra rope for rappeling, but there seemed to be some new anchors put up so that one could finish the rappel with a single rope.
Climbed with cp0915 on a beautiful morning. Fun little scramble near the top. First time climbing/hiking in Red Rocks. Beautiful place and will return again.
It doesn't get much better than this--climbing an enjoyable route on Christmas Eve and having the place entirely to yourselves! We did not see a soul all day--well, not until we were hiking out in the dark and a nice passerby stopped and gave us a lift for the final 0.9 of a mile to our car (which we had parked outside of the loop road to avoid getting a ticket--good thing, as it was 9:00 p.m. when we made it back to the car.) The climbing was stellar. We particularly enjoyed the upper chimney pitch--basically a full rope length with only two feet to spare. We topped out on the route just as the sun set and Vegas was illuminated. Fortunately, it was a clear night with a full moon. After a bit of initial confusion, we found the appropriate descent gully (off to the right) and made it back to our packs at the base of the climb. It felt rather surreal hiking out in the desert on such a clear Christmas Eve night--coyotes howling and burrows braying. An awesome day!
After a morning of trail running and soloing stuff in and around Oak Creek Canyon (Red Rocks), I went into town and checked out what was new on SP. I saw that BranchWhitney had added Juniper Peak. I had never been to the true summit of Juniper Peak, but I had done quite a bit of climbing on the formations in the vicinity. I didn't really want to do a class 2/3 hike, so I decided to blaze my own way up. The result was Olive Oil Plus (for lack of a better name). The route is a little contrived, but it was pretty fun. It combines the amazing 5 pitch 5.7 called Olive Oil with lots of easier climbing and scrambling to the summit. I set a new personal record on Olive Oil today: 17 minutes, 20 seconds -- shattering my old record of 18 minutes flat ;-) (NOTE - Dec 6, 2002: You probably don't care, but my p.r. is now 10 minutes, 45 seconds...let me know if you can beat it!) Car-to-car time: 2 hours, 19 minutes.