Last Chance Mountain Climber's Log

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jdmorehouse - May 1, 2017 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2017

DPS Route  Sucess!

2nd ascent, this time from the north from Last Chance Spring. The road, especially the last few hundred yards, has some issues. Namely, along a very narrow section with a good drop off on the right (going in), there are several significant bumps made by gravel washing down off the slope onto the road, causing one's vehicle to tilt at a pretty good angle.

dakine - Feb 19, 2017 9:04 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2016

South Ridge  Sucess!

Camped at the mine and headed up the south ridge in perfect weather


cab - May 26, 2015 2:03 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2015

From Sulfur Mine  Sucess!

A nice hike along a roller coaster ridgeline to the summit. I really enjoyed the views to be had all along this hike. Hiked to Sandy Point in the afternoon.


seano - May 20, 2015 3:59 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2015

Quick AM hike  Sucess!

Camped at the spring/mine to the east, then hiked up easy, open terrain, straying a bit too far south on the way up. Trip report.


gimpilator - Feb 4, 2015 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2015

6 days in the desert  Sucess!

Before hiking up the peak, I explored part of the first mine adit. I did not go all the way to the back. There was a bit of snow on the ground for the last mile, but not much. Other things we did on this trip include Ord, Eureka Dunes HP, Sandy Point, Chocolate, Towne BM, Tucki, and Ibex Dunes HP.


jdmorehouse - Mar 24, 2014 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2014

South Ridge from Sulphur Mine  Sucess!

Camped at the mine and took the undulating ridge to the summit. Patchy snow left, but mostly dry. A busy day for the mountain, as there were three separate parties on it today.


Daria - Mar 15, 2014 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2014

Great outing  Sucess!

A very pleasant outing! This area has a very remote feel to it. Dayhiked from a little past Crankshaft Junction off Death Valley Road.

Arrived at the trailhead at 2pm. Got some incredible shots of the changing colors in the sky as the sun was going down, the old and gnarled bristle-cone trees, and the incredible and always majestic eureka dunes view from the summit. Was happy to have a used- trail all the way up. The light is the most beautiful in the desert, it works wonders on the many folds and layers and twists and turns in desert ranges.


labgloves - Dec 2, 2013 10:43 am Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2013

From Last Chance Spring  Sucess!

Well, it was actually from about a mile down the road. The road was in pretty good shape, but my 2WD RAV4 couldn't make it up a hill about a mile from Last Chance Spring (too many lose rocks). We followed one of Digonnet's routes (slight variation on DPS route). We enjoyed some snow near the top and the great views from this remote peak.


MoapaPk - Apr 22, 2013 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2013

From DPS traillhead on the east  Sucess!

The road into the old miner's cabin (since burned down) is awful, especially the last 0.3 miles. The DPS describes a ridge route that is claimed to be class 1, but it doesn't seem to be "hands in pockets" terrain. I went up by a nice use trail to the south, and down the ridge route. PLease take the route from Crater (sulphur) Mine described on SP.


colinr - Apr 13, 2012 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012

Hiked from the Crater  Sucess!

As our trip was winding down, the family had grown weary of slow going roads, so I hiked up from our camp spot at the mining area by the crater. With some minor side excursions and time sitting atop the peak, I probably hiked about 14 miles RT in about 6:45 (the road portion of the hike was easy to keep a fast pace on). I enjoyed the hike along the ridge.


ckerth - Jan 2, 2012 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2011

South Ridge  Sucess!

Followed the road in from the South. Parked near several abandoned mines, one of which appeared to be in fairly good condition. Enjoyable climb along the ridge to the summit.

Greg Enright

Greg Enright - Jan 30, 2011 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2011

West Side  Sucess!

Up a wash from North Eureka Valley Road to peak 8338, then along the ridge to Last Chance. Saw a dozen Bighorns as I decended the west ridge.

The summit register was missing as the wind had tossed the register box around and it had opened.

robot one

robot one - Nov 18, 2010 7:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2010

From the east  Sucess!

¬°Que bueno! A fine peak.


mrchad9 - Jun 13, 2010 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009

Last Chance Spring  Sucess!

Simple cross-country climb from the spring on Thanksgiving weekend. Spent the weekend exploring northern Death Valley, snowed on us on the drive out via Hidden Valley to Saline Valley Road.


rowjimmy - Jun 13, 2010 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2010

Pleasant even in June  Sucess!

I really loved the simple ridge walk from the south. While we started at 6,600' and the summit is just 8,459', the total elevation gain for the route is just over 3,100'. Despite a trailhead temperature of 89 degrees at 4pm, we were enjoying a 72 degree temperature on the summit and hour and a half later. The summit register indicates that few attempt the peak in summer, but the starting and summit elevation are high enough to make this route reasonable through the summer, if you enjoy warm to hot temperatures like I do. The view of the Sierras and empty Eureka Valley were particularly nice. View to the SE of Death Valley was a bit obscured by haze.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - May 20, 2008 11:17 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2008

From Last Chance Spring  Sucess!

Fun and easy day with Mike. Trip Report

mlarkin2002 - May 16, 2008 12:01 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2008

2xDPS Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhiked Sandy Point in the morning followed by Last Chance in the afternoon with Bob. Steep but enjoyable. Windy and cold at the summit.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Apr 28, 2008 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2008

South Ridge from Mine  Sucess!

This is a nice climb with wonderful views. The trees are a welcome break from the desert landscape.

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