New Peak (El Hijo) Climber's Log

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T. White

T. White - Feb 17, 2020 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2020

Exciting little peak  Sucess!

Unexpectedly "gnarly" scrambling at the end, but views up top were outstanding. Sounds from ant-sized humans echoed through the multicolored basin with (shocking!) no wind to distract from the experience. Saw two other scramblers atop one of the Calico Tank summits, but they may as well've been 100 miles away.


tcingrum - Dec 20, 2019 7:33 am Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2019

New  Sucess!

She's ugly to look at but the views are worth the effort.


GlennD - May 1, 2019 2:22 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2019

New Peak  Sucess!

Fun scramble at the end.


WOLFrising - May 20, 2018 2:29 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2018

A change of plans  Sucess!

led us from a possible summit of Greycap, to another trip entirely. Maddie and I started at Sandstone Quarry and summited Point 5,142, off the far south ridge of Turtlehead. From there we descended to the saddle between 5142 and New Peak, then climbed New Peak. We then skied the path to the saddle between New and Kraft Mountain and climbed Ash Canyon back up to the saddle between 5142 and New Peak. From there, we traced our steps home. It was a burly little day, and I still managed to work a full shift that night!


tbaranski - Apr 16, 2018 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2018

East Ridge Variation  Sucess!

Went up the red stuff on the S/SE side and met the E ridge near where the fun starts. There's an abnormal (for this area) amount of loose stuff on the red. Had to tread carefully.


gimpilator - Dec 17, 2017 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2017

4 peak day  Sucess!

Kraft, New Peak, Turtlehead, Greycap


RoryKuykendall - Dec 28, 2016 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2016

Cool Peak  Sucess!

A fun climb with excellent views to some spectacular nearby peaks. The summit area was a little gnarlier than I expected.


philadendron - Nov 24, 2016 1:16 am Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2016

Spicy up top  Sucess!

Climbed after Kraft. The scrambling up top is surprisingly non-trivial but it's on about the most unpleasant rock imaginable.

Again on 11/10/18 after Kraft. This time I ascended from the West side and it was much more pleasant. The descent on the East side still sucks. GPS tracks

Super Dave

Super Dave - Mar 27, 2016 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2016

After Kraft  Sucess!

Climbed New Peak after Kraft. Higher but not as interesting as Kraft, but great views. Descended back to Calico Basin via Ash Creek, which was very cool. Trip Report

Talonite - Aug 12, 2012 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

From Sandstone Quarry

Originally intended to hike gray cap, but it was too hot for that hike, so we audibled to new peak from the west side.

Made it to the saddle at the west side which left like ~2000 feet to navigate to the actual summit.

Unfortunately, the 108 degree weather rapidly changed to a storm while on the saddle. We quickly scrambled down the mountain as it began to rain and thunder, taking shelter in a cave as soon as possible.

Was interesting with the elements, but will try in better conditions some other time...


Vasler - Mar 28, 2010 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2010

Not so Calico  Sucess!

The approach from the East at the saddle is a steady climb up loose rock. At the top you get to walk a pretty good edge though. Do Kraft and New Peak the same day. Also, the saddle has a peaceful spot with two small trees to lounge under.


mountaingazelle - Dec 12, 2009 5:48 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2009

New Peak  Sucess!

Red Rocks was cold so few people were out hiking or climbing. Snow on the east ridge route from the saddle to the summit.


Tracy - Jul 31, 2009 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2009

with Kraft Peak  Sucess!

This peak is limestone and the scrambling involves sharper rocks than the neighboring peaks which are sandstone. However, still a fun peak if you're looking for a quick one.


MoapaPk - Apr 14, 2009 7:13 pm

part of a 3-5 peak loop  Sucess!

This mountain is about 15 minutes from my house. I usually combine it with 4 other small peaks in the area, and some down canyon routes.

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