Pahrump Peak Climber's Log

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dakine - Feb 15, 2018 12:05 am Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2018

Ahead of the gale  Sucess!

Weather was balmy, clear, and warm, but advisory winds were forecast for the afternoon. I reached the summit at 1:00 just as the first puffs of wind could be felt. By the time I reached the bottom, a full gale was blowing in the valley. Too windy to even use hiking poles!


jdmorehouse - Apr 29, 2016 10:29 am Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2016

2nd Time Around  Sucess!

Nice day, a fortunate cool weather window. I was able to climb Grapevine, Palmer, and Pahrump Point in the space of a few days. Temps are going back up soon.


gimpilator - Jan 15, 2016 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2015

27 Peaks in 21 Days  Sucess!

Pahrump was not the quality route I was hoping for, too much loose rock and scree. But it was very nice once we reached the summit ridge. We did have several ravens doing carwheels around us on the summit. Overall I'd say the best this about the peak is the view of it from the west. This was part of a 21 day hiking road-trip I did with Heather. Other peaks on this trip include:

Pinos, Sawmill, Aliso, Signal, Castle Dome, Ajo, Miller, Superstition BM, Turtle HP, Old Woman, Granite, Cinder Cone 3894', Avawatz, Pinto, Nelson HP, Panamint Butte, Canyon Point, Shadow, Grapevine, Wahguye, Palmer, Stirling, Northshore, Black Mesa, Hamblin, and Little Virgin.

We also visited Heiroglyphic Canyon, Marble Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Sheep Spring Canyon, Cadiz Dunes, Mojave Lava Tube, Parowan Gap Dinosaur tracks and numerous pertroglyph sites.

See the trip report with photos for more information.


cab - Nov 17, 2014 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2014

From SR-178  Sucess!

After a morning climb of Stewart Point, we made it back to the cars just before needing headlamps.


jdmorehouse - Feb 19, 2013 8:42 pm Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2013

Ticks and a Great Summit  Sucess!

A fun climb, especially the summit ridge line. Although I didn't pick up any, Lorraine flicked off three ticks during the course of the climb. In February, no less.


dshoshone - Feb 13, 2013 11:43 am Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2013

Standard DPS Route  Sucess!

Fun hike with the dog. Only a few names in register over the last 10 years.


jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 11:20 am Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2000

paharump pk  Sucess!

climbed with lvmc

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - May 10, 2007 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2007

From SR178  Sucess!

With Evan Rasmussen, climbed via the standard DPS route. Not as much fun as Nopah, but still enjoyable. Trip Report


brianhughes - Mar 15, 2007 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2007

from the highway in Chicago Valley  Sucess!

This peak is an excellent scramble with great views from the summit. Laid out below me to the northeast was the town of Pahrump, with snow-capped Charleston Peak behind it in the distance. Eagle Mountain (another great scramble) appears as a lone island in the desert to the northwest. Total of about 8 miles and 3,350 feet vertical from the pullout on the highway. Of course, after the hike, I had to drive to the nearby town of Shoshone for dinner at the Crowbar.
P.S. -Don't forget to pose for a photo with the plywood wedding couple at the end of the dirt road. Unfortunately, the groom had already lost his head by the day I was there.


MoapaPk - Apr 9, 2006 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2006

Standard DPS route  Sucess!

Climbed with the Siberian and the Persian.

The route description here is good. I wouild add that the two upper "notches" are really defined by small rock (~10') protuberances on the left side, as one ascends, and the "saddle" is more of a quasi-level point on the ridge. The route is essentially class 2, with the loose chute as the most dangerous part ("dangerous" as in "getting a rock knocked on your head").

We also just wanted to stay on top for a long time.


cp0915 - May 11, 2005 4:16 pm

Route Climbed: from Chicago Valley Date Climbed: May 8, 2005  Sucess!

The 3400 feet of gain went very quickly - not sloggy in the slightest (unusual for a desert peak with that kind of gain). Didn't wanna leave the summit. Curious birds kept doing surprisingly close fly-bys, checking me out.

It's really hard to articulate what made this peak so enjoyable. Just a true desert mountain, I guess - rugged as hell and beautiful.

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