Mopah Point Climber's Log

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gimpilator - May 6, 2018 9:10 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2018

Nice Peak  Sucess!

trip report


jdmorehouse - Jan 9, 2017 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2017

2nd Ascent  Sucess!

This time solo. Perfect weather. The fixed rope on the crux has been removed. The slings up there are in poor shape. Also, at least one trip report mentions a decaying sling on a "detachable" rock above the first class 3+ climb. On my descent, I tried to move it, and it's really solid, despite appearances. The sling not so much, but I think the rock it's on is good otherwise. I'm not sure a rappel there is really necessary, however.


jdmorehouse - Jan 21, 2014 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

First Mophah, then Umpah  Sucess!

A small group from LVMC. Up the usual way to Mopah, then up the east face of Umpah.


cab - Jan 22, 2013 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2013

East Face  Sucess!

Fun route up the east face. Part of our group climbed Umpah Point afterwards.


mhengst - Feb 2, 2011 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2011

East Face   Sucess!

Jack Kieffer and I led a Sierra Club DPS group of 11 participants up this and Umpah.

Fun 3rd class with a bit of exposure here and there. Beautiful day. Pictures at

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Jan 4, 2011 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2010

East Face  Sucess!

Very enjoyable scramble. The Turtle Mountains are amazing!


jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 8:32 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2004

MOPAH PK  Sucess!


Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Feb 20, 2007 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2006

Moe-Paaah!!  Sucess!

This was a VERY enjoyable hike with some fun desert scrambling (3rd and 4th class) to a lofty summit. There is a summit entry that records an ascent that tackled the North Buttress, which involved 2 pitches of 4th, one pitch of 5th, and the remaining section to the summit was 3rd class (the actual start was not detailed enough in the description). Fun desert outing.


Deb - Feb 20, 2007 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2007

Another Easy Day  Sucess!

After tagging Umpah the previous day, Mopah was a real treat with more Class 3 and 4 fun; no difficult sections encountered although many detachable holds no longer exist. Curious as to who tied a rap sling on a large ROCK; whoever uses it may also be using a hearse soon after. Great time in the desert!


MoapaPk - Apr 2, 2006 9:06 am Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2006

Oompah-Loompah  Sucess!

Lots of crumbly flow-banded rhyolite rock near tight notch -- if you try anything different (i.e. not cleaned by previous climbers), watch out; entire sheets of rock may exfoliate.

Climbed with BW, NN, Dr Ed, and the Siberian. Took us perhaps 2 hrs plus change to do this peak, on peak top by ~8:30AM. It was just a mild day (mid 70's), but the sun was bright, and it felt warm and dry as there is virtually no shade. By the time we were down Umpah and out the southern wash (for variety), we were all a little thirsty. In other words, if you climb this in warmer weather, watch out.
link: Mopah/Umpah/OldWoman

BranchWhitney - Apr 1, 2006 3:52 am Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2006

Route Climbed: East Face  Sucess!

Fun climb. One of the best of the desert peaks.


cp0915 - Jan 3, 2006 12:06 pm

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: December 31, 2005  Sucess!

What a good looking little mountain. The east face route was surprisingly enjoyable and aesthetic.

Very short. Car-to-car'd Mopah and Umpah in around 6h20m.

Good time.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Dec 23, 2005 11:47 pm

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2005  Sucess!

With Matthew, below. Hats off to whoever found this interesting route. Trip Report


tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 1:48 pm

Route Climbed: E Face  Sucess!

Another wonderful desert experiance.

Mike Zimmerman

Mike Zimmerman - Apr 9, 2005 11:22 am

Route Climbed: East Face Route Date Climbed: February 2, 2002  Sucess!

The view was great of Umpah Point to the south, Castle Rock, the other Turtle Mountains, to the east the Colorado River and out into Arizona. Weather was clear, no wind and temperature in the upper 60's. We, Matt Haynes, John Paterson and I, climbed the East Face Route of Mopah which was a California Mountaineering Club trip.

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