Moapa Peak Climber's Log

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utahjimk

utahjimk - Nov 3, 2020 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2020

Moapa  Sucess!

with Dennis and Richie (Wasatch Mountain Club hike). About 3 hr 15 min to summit. We wasted an hour on descent by following cairns running under the upper cliff band rather than the lower cliff band (the way we came up). Not sure where those lead! Beware - you'll be cliffed out if you make this mistake. Best thing is to start early!

runbyu1

runbyu1 - Jun 8, 2020 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2020

Classic! So fun! With Derick and Kevin  Sucess!

That knife edge ridge to the summit was longer than expected, and perfect! Perfect combo of adrenaline, length, difficulty, and fun.
Because we wanted to be on the mountain for sunset, we got to down climb in the dark. Hopefully someday there will be a real trail the first half and a better road to the "trailhead". All part of the adventure for now. Being some of the few people who have ever been on top of this mountain was incredible and sad all at the same time. https://www.strava.com/activities/3287249973

gimpilator

gimpilator - May 6, 2018 9:12 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2018

Yep  Sucess!

Maybe it's over-hyped, because I didn't enjoy this one very much.

asmrz

asmrz - Feb 2, 2016 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2016

Good desert peak  Sucess!

Penelope May-Smrz and I hiked up this nice desert peak on our way to ski at Brian Head. The access road was deeply washed out in three places so we smoothed it out with our shovel, rest was reasonable terrain for Subaru Outback. We had a bit of snow on the short summit ridge, but the sharp part of the ridge is very short. We also saw a family of bighorn sheep,a wonderful sight. We liked the feel of the area, it is somewhat remote from I-15 and one feels away from it all. There were 11 entries in the register since our friend Garry Schenk's party placed the register in 2012.

alpinedon

alpinedon - Nov 9, 2015 10:45 am Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2015

Awesome!  Sucess!

So much fun! A big day for sure, lots of elevation gain, fun scrambling throughout, and that knife edge is as good (actually, better) than advertised. We saw a large Big Horn Sheep ram on the way in. Got off route on the way down, traversed under the top set of cliffs instead of the lower set and had to backtrack. Still, an amazing climb that I am definitely going to do again.

bkrause

bkrause - May 10, 2014 12:41 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2014

Moapa  Sucess!

This is a fine peak with easy access from I-15. A high-clearance vehicle is all one needs to get to the trailhead. The road continues further, but there is no practical advantage. There is a short class 4 series of moves off a large ledge above the saddle between points 4542' and 5246', although a way around this might be found down and to the left. This was the technical crux. The summit ridge was fun. A family unit of bighorn sheep was encountered below the lower northeast summit. I climbed the peak during the afternoon with intermittent showers scattered across the desert horizon. No ticks!

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - Apr 28, 2014 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2014

2nd Time  Sucess!

Very windy along the knife edge, with gusts up to 40 mph adding some spice to the trip.

seano

seano - Dec 5, 2013 10:24 am Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2013

Standard route from 2WD trailhead  Sucess!

Made it about 2 miles from the normal trailhead in a low-clearance car with only minor damage. Cool peak, though a bit of a loose slog in places. Trip report.

cab

cab - Nov 18, 2013 12:05 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2013

Standard Route  Sucess!

Fun climb with a good group. The summit ridge was cool, but I didn't find the exposure to be very bad at all. I thought the highlight was the early morning view to the north of the rest of the Mormon Mountains. We got a slow leak flat tire on the drive back to I-15. Climbed Virgin Peak in the afternoon making for a long day.

Tracy

Tracy - Apr 27, 2013 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

standard route  Sucess!

I climbed this one with Craig Clark and Mo Jadid (Mo stopped just shy of the knife ridge formation). Temperature got kind of warm on the way out.

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - Jan 24, 2013 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2012

Standard Route  Sucess!

The knife edge was everything that was promised.

Deb

Deb - Sep 13, 2012 5:45 pm

Very Cool Desert Climb  Sucess!

Great winter weekend in the desert. Tagged Umpah as well.

fedak

fedak - Feb 22, 2011 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2011

Standard Route  Sucess!

Found a bit more snow/ice on the knife edge than I was comfortable with solo so I'll need to head back out there in a month or so.

Pics and commentary here.

Edit: Went back and finished the knife edge. The summit registry needs a new booklet if anyone is heading up. Lots of ticks today.

Pics and commentary here.

LostAgain

LostAgain - May 15, 2010 10:23 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

Good Saturday  Sucess!

Cool hike, ran across a rattler. Loved the knife edge.

dacom

dacom - Feb 10, 2010 12:11 am Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2009

Wonderful  Sucess!

Great hike!! Snow and ice on ridge.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 2, 2010 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009

Standard route  Sucess!

With Tom and Bill, did Virgin in the afternoon. Trip Report

bechtt

bechtt - Nov 28, 2009 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2009

Standard route  Sucess!

Fun morning with Bob Burd and Bill Peters. Summit ridge was the highlight of the hike. Afternoon saved for Virgin.

Kadee

Kadee - Nov 12, 2008 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2007

Desert Classic!  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite peaks! It was a great hike and a very fun scramble.

alpspitze

alpspitze - Apr 18, 2008 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2008

Route Climbed: Standard  Sucess!

Great weather for this fun mountain. A real treat for an out of towner. Round Trip 4:30.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 8:38 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2003

MOAPA PK  Sucess!

CLIMBED WITH ED

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