Kraft Mountain (La Hija) Climber's Log

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tcingrum - Dec 20, 2019 7:36 am Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2019

Kraft  Sucess!

Fun route finding on solid sandstone boulders.


GlennD - May 1, 2019 2:27 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2019

2 Peak Day  Sucess!

Climbed after New Peak. Much more enjoyable scrambling on this rock than the jagged handholds of NP. Beautiful color to the sandstone. Finished with the Kraft mountain loop trail afterwards, the canyon on the back side was fun. Surprised it’s not in the RRNCA.


WOLFrising - Apr 18, 2018 8:55 am Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2018

Made a loop out of it  Sucess!

w/ Rory. We summited from the trail near the parking area, on the southeast side. From the false summit, we took the ridge across to the true summit. We descended from there to the trail between Kraft and New Peak, took use trails through the springs and climbed the southernmost point of the Calico Hills from there. To make it a full loop, we walked through the town to return to the car.


gimpilator - Dec 17, 2017 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2017

4 peak day  Sucess!

Kraft, New Peak, Turtlehead, Greycap


RoryKuykendall - Dec 28, 2016 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2016

From the Saddle With New Peak  Sucess!

Climbed New Peak first. The contrast between the two peaks is interesting. This is an easy climb but the route finding is non-trivial, as it is on most of the sandstone peaks around here.


philadendron - Oct 17, 2016 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2016

Up and over  Sucess!

My brother and I went up the South chute that cuts right up the middle to the summit. To descend, we followed the ridge to the West for a short time, then eyed a gully on the North side that looked like it went, except we couldn't see the very bottom. It almost cliffed out at the bottom, but we were able to find a clever workaround. Took the wash up to Hell Hill and took the trail back down. A+ scrambling. GPS trace

Again on 10/23/16, this time ascending my previous descent route. I made a conscious effort to descend as close to the West ridge as possible. GPS trace

Again on 11/20/16, this time up the South chute at a faster pace. Descended off the North side as before, then went over and did New Peak. GPS trace

Again on 2/25/17, via the South chute, then down into Gateway. Up South face of Grey Cap, then descended into Brownstone, went back through to Gateway and down Hell Hill. GPS trace

Again on 11/10/18, via South chute, then down into Gateway. Around to Ash Canyon saddle, then up the West ridge of New Peak to that summit. Down the East ridge to the top of Hell Hill, then done. GPS tracks

Super Dave

Super Dave - Mar 27, 2016 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2016

Fun Scramble  Sucess!

Really fun route finding up the west ridge from the saddle. Backtracked (just as fun) and climbed New Peak afterward. Trip Report


RaymondShevsky - Dec 21, 2013 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2010

Good novice hike  Sucess!

An excellent hike to do with children and/or dogs.


jdmorehouse - Nov 25, 2013 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2013

Kraft, New Peak, Redcap, and West Calico the Long Way  Sucess!

I started out at the parking lot at the end of the road in Calico Basin, hiked around to the north side of Kraft and ascended to a saddle with another peaklet between myself and the the high point. I traversed around it on the south (left) and made the Kraft summit. Down climbing through slots, chutes, and boulders, I came out at the saddle between Kraft and New Peak. Up New and down the other side over class 3 limestone all along the ridge. Then up a chute to the base of Redcap, and up to the top. There were many pools with water in them, including a sizeable one at the summit. The sandstone was slippery from three days of heavy rain. I dropped down the same chute and hiked around and into the Calico canyon up past the tank, and worked my way to the west Calico summit, then all the way out to the Scenic Loop. From there I hiked in the dark to the wash/trail that leads back to Calico Basin and finally back to my car. Total trip came in at 12.2 miles. A full day.


WML - Jun 5, 2011 7:41 pm

Atman, yo.  Sucess!

Had a silly time wandering and climbing Atman. Short but very fun! Yin and Yang will be a good climb when I, you know, become a real climber or somethin' - Also want to check out Sunny and Steep zone after running into the Dean of Red Rock climbing himself at the gear shop, Wendell Broussard. Awesome guy, full of amazing climbing info, and a very nice and humble human being to boot. I guess he put up some cool routes there, including one that I must climb simply due to the name, "High Class Ho"


jimegan - Mar 18, 2011 10:01 am

Kraft mtn  Sucess!

climbed various times with Ed F, Richard N and Peter and Doyle. Always a lot better than I expect it to be


SKI - Nov 2, 2010 11:59 am Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2010

Great Crags. Hard Climbing  Sucess!



jmatthys - Oct 22, 2010 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

Early Evening  Sucess!

Got in the habit of doing it Friday nights after work during the summer of 2008. Was a nice start to the weekend, little feeling of accomplishment and nice view of Vegas lights on the way down.


Vasler - Mar 28, 2010 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2010

Throw yourself about  Sucess!

There's no shortage of ways up this peak. I found a nice long leg on the WNW side of it and crawled up. Similar to the Calico hills in inventive bouldering, but different enough to hold as its' own.


mountaingazelle - Dec 12, 2009 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2009

Kraft Mountain  Sucess!

Fun scramble after New Peak. Kraft Mountain was covered in snow most of the way.


Tracy - Jul 31, 2009 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2009

with New Peak  Sucess!

Nice morning hike combined with New Peak. This peak (Kraft) is more of a fun scramble being sandstone. Hot day but I did it early. I also learned not to answer my cell phone while hydrating - I tipped over my Nalgene while tending to the call and lost almost all my water.
Repeated this one on October 25, 2017 & again on October 18, 2021


MoapaPk - Apr 14, 2009 7:18 pm

in combo

I typically start at the east end, then go W over Kraft, New Peak, Redcap, then cut back east and south over 1 or 2 peaks on the sides of Calico Tank, then down a deep slot on the east of the tank. This loop gives a lot of variety, with lots of scrambling. You gain over 3000' by the time the loop is done.

This peak has become immensely popular with one local Meetup group. Before 2003, there was no sign that anyone went across the top; now it's not unusual to have 40 people go across the summit on a scheduled hike.

Have also been N-S two different ways; much trickier.


cp0915 - Apr 14, 2009 10:12 am

South-side Gully & North Face  Sucess!

I've climbed this peak a few times via a couple different routes.

Climbed it most recently on 5-15-10.

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