Mount Wilson Climber's Log

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mstender - Apr 3, 2018 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2018

Road was rough!  Sucess!

I took the west side route from Black Joe Mine Rd. The road was pretty rough with a gnarly wash crossing after 0.4 miles and a steep eroded section requiring high clearance and 4x4 after 0.5 miles. The rest of the road was just rough and rocky which is why I decided to park my vehicle about halfway in. The hike itself is straight forward as you can see the entire ridgeline and the scrambling was fun. Great views!


gimpilator - May 5, 2017 1:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2017

70 Peaks In 30 Days  Sucess!

This was part of a month long solo peakbagging trip in which I hiked every day and got 70 peaks in 30 days. I hiked the 4 peaks of Frenchman Mountain before driving over to do Mount Wilson in Arizona later the same day. Nice ridge route!

For numerous photos and brief route descriptions see the trip report.


scgrant - Feb 4, 2016 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2016

Mount Wilson  Sucess!

Hiked up from the west, starting at the end of Black Joe Mine Road. Great to get a low elevation prominence peak, in dry conditions after spending the last several months hiking in the snow. Did this peak on the way to Sedona.


RaymondShevsky - Dec 21, 2013 9:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2011

Another Arizona classic  Sucess!

Beautiful hike up from Horsethief Canyon.


jdmorehouse - Mar 14, 2013 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2012

Up Twice in One Week  Sucess!

The first time up it was cold and there was significant snow on the north slopes and summit. We went back the next weekend and it was sunny and mild. On the way out the sun set and moon rise (full) occurred simultaneously. It was gorgeous.


ShinLV - Jan 8, 2013 12:48 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2011

Via Black Joe Mine Rd. (West Ridge Route)  Sucess!

3 of us climbed from the West Ridge route. We drove the off road off I-93 from the Black Joe Mine Road to the base of the mountain.
The hike was mostly steep class 2 and few class 3(easy 4).

Here is my report.


rlawson - Apr 15, 2012 10:42 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2012

Mt. Wilson  Sucess!

Hiked from highway via the Pinnacle, then south summit to north summit, and down via Cleaver Crack. Hard day of scrambling.


surgent - Jan 23, 2012 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2012

Cool day, great hike  Sucess!

Went with Scott Peavy, we took the Missouri Springs Route, but followed ridges moreso than drainages and had a fantastic climb. For an AZ peak, it sure felt like Nevada, with very little cactus on the slopes. Main ridge with rock pinnacles was fun and made us earn the summit.


fedak - Mar 13, 2011 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2011

From Missouri Spring  Sucess!

Angled a bit too far south and hit the ridge about 1/2 mile south of the summit.

Geotrash on the summit. Don't understand that activity at all.

Pics and commentary are here.


sbkelley - Apr 8, 2010 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2010

east slopes  Sucess!

Nice one! Flowers were great, though the wind was pretty strong. Hiked up the road a bit, then picked our way along ridges up to the main Wilson Ridge. Over a couple false summits and some minor boulder-hopping to the great views of Vegas, Lake Mead, and the Mojave. Saw a wild horse on our return, which was pretty cool.


Tracy - Dec 5, 2009 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2010

via ridge route  Sucess!

Hiked up this one with Bristol Ellington via the ridge route that starts near the end of Black Joe Mine Road. That was almost 8 and and half years after (11/2/01) we had hiked up to the 4,000' level from the end of Horse Thief Canyon Road and 3 and a half months after (12/5/09) I climbed North Wilson with Steve Stembridge and Les Rekve. The North Wilson hike started from the vicinity of Teakettle Pass near the end of the Nat. Park Svc. Road that goes from Kingman Wash up to the Fortification Hill trailhead and beyond. North Wilson up and back took us about 4.5 hours.

The same day we bagged Mount Wilson, we hiked down the southeast ridge to start our way back to our vehicle and I bagged South Wilson along the way. We hiked the whole circle in about 5 hours.

There were summit registers atop all three peaks.


oldadit - Aug 5, 2008 12:47 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2003

Wilson from east  Sucess!

Got Honda to closure on jeep road, but it vehicle
was not all that happy. Rocky bushwack to top, but
bet this is easier than east side. Good to see Vegas folks
climbing this peak - it is off the radar of most AZ hikers.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2003

mt wilson  Sucess!

climbed with Alan Nakashima and Ali Haghi


MoapaPk - Jan 14, 2008 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2002

standard  Sucess!

We went up the standard route on the west side, came down a more interesting gully with dryfalls.

Years later, I crossed over to the peak to the north -- a very wild trip. That ridge is a lot rougher than you would infer from the topo map. The hike brought me through pools, marshes, and cottonwoods, quite unexpected on the west side of the ridge, during one of the driest winters in memory.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 28, 2007 12:42 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2007

Via Ridge Route  Sucess!

Nice hike, but I like the Missouri Springs route more. Slideshows are here: Wilson via Missouri Springs , Wilson via Ridge Route


redsplashman23 - Dec 10, 2006 2:02 am Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2006

Mt Wilson  Sucess!

It was a windy day. Nice scrambling.


cp0915 - Apr 17, 2006 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2006

S/SW ridge  Sucess!

Nice hike from the highway. Found an old car (from the 40's or 50's, I dunno) in a wash along the way. Some decent class 3-4 scrambling on the granitic upper south/southwest ridge. Nice views from the summit.


streeyyr - May 31, 2005 9:33 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2005

Mount Wilson  Sucess!

A rugged and impressive desert peak.

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