Climbed this with my husband and 6 yo daughter. Took a total of about 3 hours. Moderately strenuous, with an amazing view from the top!
Almost made it. Went the wrong way going up. Ate lunch in a little cave near the summit. Ran out of water while eating lunch and then got into a fight with an agave plant... I lost that one. Gonna try again on my next trip now that I know what I did wrong.
but did get engaged, so it wasn't a total loss.
Packed up that morning and climbed Lost Mine on way out. Great views all around. Good end to a fun trip.
Very nice, lonley summit
Headed over here with Nga after hiking up Casa Grande earlier in the day. A fairly rugged bushwhack (OK, "fairly" is an understatement... the brush got pretty ugly in places, but at least Nga was nice enough not to give me *too* hard a time about where I was taking us). The higher left spire was a short, fun scramble, although no harder than class 3 IMO. Unfortunately, there was no register to be found. But there were some pretty nice views to compensate.
I thought I climbed it. I climbed the right, or east
spire twice in 2002, but since the page went up
I see that the left spire is supposed to be it. Oh
well, it was a tough little climb in the best kept secret,
Big Bend. Now I have a good excuse to go back!
Actually got 01ACRViper's sister on the summit.
climbed again with a group of 7 other friends and got another group of people to love Big Bend. a careless move on the way down led to a severe sprain and a long hobble to the trailhead.
Solo trip to summit. Difficult bushwhack, with some mild 4th class climbing sections. Climbed Emory Peak the next day.
One of my favorite hikes in Big Bend, Not too long, not too hard, not too steep, and great views. Still enough of a challenge to make it worth it. watch out for the glass summit register.