Moapa Peak Climber's Log

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Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 27, 2007 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

There is much more to this mountain than the knife-edge ridge. I did have fun on the ridge, but I also enjoyed all the flora and fauna around there. This hike is the best in spring when all the wildflowers are in bloom.
Here's my slideshow of our fun day on the mountain: Moapa Peak hike

DonnieB

DonnieB - Jan 12, 2007 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2006

Moapa Peak w/ alt. Descent  Sucess!

Fun hike and found a sporty 4th or easy 5th class descent. Moapa Peak pictures, gps tracks and additional info found here: Moapa Peak
Check out the colony of hungry desert mice at the register. www.healthshaman.com

uwjennie

uwjennie - Oct 15, 2006 10:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2006

Great day!  Sucess!

Climbed with Jeff (Desert Solitaire) and four others. A great trip with a great team. Fun day with a little bit of rain, but we were back to the cars before the real storm started. It was nice to engage the 4-Low on my 4Runner for the first time during the last 1/4 mile section of the road. It reminded me that desert peak baggers are truly great 4x4 drivers.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Oct 15, 2006 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2006

A Desert Classic!  Sucess!

A great peak and a great climb with a wonderful team. Led this peak as an official Sierra Club DPS trip. The route was a bit too circuitous for me, but enjoyable nonetheless. Easy class 3 on one or two moves. The knife edge was the most fun - the best reason to climb this peak, in my opinion!

Total round trip time ~ 6 hours. Drops of rain during the descent turned into a downpour later that evening in Vegas. It rained all night and into the whole next day, so we canceled the next day's climb of Bridge mountain.

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Apr 3, 2006 1:15 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2006

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: April 1, 2006  Sucess!

This was an excellent climb. The scambling was easier than I thought it would be. I got rained on a couple of times while I was climbing up the mountain. The knife-edge on the summit ridge was fun. Great views from the top.

brianhughes

brianhughes - Nov 29, 2005 12:47 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Nov. 25th, 2005  Sucess!

See my Trip Report for details.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 28, 2005 9:16 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2005  Sucess!

Day 4 of my southern NV/UT tour. Enjoyable peak, but there's only a move or two of 3rd class to negotiate the headwall, and most of the knife edge is a hands-in-pockets walk, which was a bit disappointing. (The most challenging move is getting onto the knife edge ridge from the saddle, and even that can be avoided by following the cairns around the northern side rather than gaining the ridge directly).



I'd hoped to climb Virgin Pk in the afternoon, but the drive there was very long, and I turned back after walking a few miles to the old DPS TH when I figured I'd be lucky to even reach the summit before dark. I don't regret heading out there, though--the old dirt road I hiked along (washed out quite spectacularly in spring 2005) was quite scenic in its own right.



That evening, I drove on to Hurricane, UT, where I found a motel room for a couple of nights. I was pretty excited--my first visit to Zion NP, and if the excellent weather continued to hold, a chance at climbing the Guardian Angels.

SusanM

SusanM - Oct 23, 2005 10:26 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: October 22, 2005  Sucess!

A very warm day and a pleasant group of hikers. Encountered one rattlesnake and one tarantula during our climb.



Other summit date: February 5, 2005

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Feb 8, 2005 3:29 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 05 February 2005  Sucess!

Thanks to cp0915 for introducing me to this mountain. It was an interesting hike with great views from the top.

cp0915

cp0915 - Feb 8, 2005 1:39 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2005  Sucess!

F'n terrific.

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