Orocopia Mountain Climber's Log

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jdmorehouse - Nov 23, 2017 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2017

2nd Ascent  Sucess!

Black Butte in the morning, then here. Took the ridge route this time. Very pleasant.


gimpilator - Dec 20, 2016 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2016

28 Peaks in 15 Days  Sucess!

Orocopia is a boring mountain with good views of the Salton Sea. Probably our least favorite of this trip. We couldn't understand why this peak is on the DPS list.

Other peaks we did during this trip include; Potosi, Cheyenne, Muddy Mountain, Muddy Peak, Virgin, The Orphan, Silica Dome, Cairn, The Sentinel, East Redstone, Redstone, Mystery Cairn, Vista, Hayford, Clark, McCullough, Spirit, Stepladder, Big Maria, False Maria, Black Butte, Chuckwalla, Pinto, Toro, Santa Rosa, and Thomas.

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jdmorehouse - May 12, 2015 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2014

One of Many  Sucess!

The first of four DPS peaks this weekend.


tdoughty - Apr 2, 2013 11:55 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2013

Nice morning's stroll  Sucess!

With out a map or route description, took a circuitous route to the top, snaking up, down and all around. Did get to see a desert tortoise, 8 big horn sheep, and numerous flowers. Followed a more direct route back down, so all in all, not a bad morning's stroll! (BTW, the Prius was a bit challenged to get to the end of the 2WD bit of road....sandy!)


cab - Apr 30, 2012 10:22 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012

From the North  Sucess!

Relatively easy hike after hiking to Mastodon Peak and Eagle Mountains H.P. in the morning. It got a little warm in the afternoon, but not too bad. Great views of the Salton Sea from the summit.


Dundeel - Mar 31, 2010 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2010

Nice hike  Sucess!

Nice day but windy. I followed the north approach except I left the wash below 3,000 ft and climbed over pt 3509. This avoided the 25 ft dry waterfall in the main wash. CA P2k 9/163.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Feb 14, 2010 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010

From the north  Sucess!

Nice hike after all the rain this week. The dry waterfalls weren't all dry...

mlarkin2002 - Dec 30, 2009 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2009

Dayhike  Sucess!

Dayhike to this CA P2k peak. Good views of the Salton Sea area.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Apr 23, 2008 10:35 am Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2008

From the north  Sucess!

Climbed with Evan Rasmussen, combined with Black Butte in the afternoon. Easy climbing, yucky driving. Trip Report


mdougherty - Apr 22, 2008 3:32 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2007

From the north  Sucess!

Did this with a Sierra Club group. Nice view of the Salton Sea and Joshua Tree.


rhyang - Jan 14, 2008 4:24 pm

March 2002  Sucess!

Carried over on a 3-day trip with Desert Survivors - started from near Sheep Hole Oasis and I believe we came up from Orocopia Canyon then descended into another canyon and finally hiked out cross-country to Chiriaco Summit. Great dryfall scrambling and desert hiking.


surgent - Jan 14, 2008 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2008

Nice winter climb  Sucess!

Came here a few days after a big storm - ground still soggy and some green on the slopes. Nice easy hike, great views and a lot of fun! My report

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