Rabbit Peak Climber's Log

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guynameddave - Jan 20, 2009 11:24 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2009

Via Villager  Sucess!

Climbed with Marcus and Eric from the south, spending the night on Villager. Then Rabbit in the morning and back to the car by 4:30. My alt watch seemed a bit off, like 100ft short on Villager and Rabbit...but total feet climbed said 12k. Don't believe people who say it's 8500 total feet. This climb is a roller coaster.


mdostby - Jan 16, 2009 11:07 am Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2009

Almost made it

With Miguel Forjan. I was thinking it was the peak further to the north northwest. Thinking I would absolutly never make it, I turned back only to realize later (Miguel phoned me from Rabbit)that I really was 1/2 way to Rabbit and probably would of made it. Miguel did summit Rabbit. Still had another awesome day in the hills with a great friend.

Thomas Erspamer

Thomas Erspamer - Dec 10, 2008 12:12 am Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008

Rattlesnake Ridge  Sucess!

Two days & one night round trip from S22 via Rattlesnake Ridge. Great weather; 60's & low 70's, high visibility, Little wind. Carried 2 gallons of water & needed every drop. Stashed 1.5 liter 3 hours out. Incredible vistas of Anza Borrego. Awesome 3,000? foot vertical escarpment. Day 1 about 7 hours to top of Villager Peak (roughly 5,500'). Day 2 summit Rabbit and return to car 10 hrs. Mistake to take less than a liter of water for round trip from Villager to Rabbit. Should have had 1.5 liters at least for this 5-hour section. It was nice to go at modest pace and really take it all in. Ocatillo, Prickly Pear, Barrel, cholla, yucca. Each carving out their own tight enclaves. TSE


mdougherty - Apr 22, 2008 3:25 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

From Villager Peak  Sucess!

Twelve hour day hike with a Sierra Club group. Long and strenuous.


bechtt - Feb 25, 2008 9:59 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

From Clark Well  Sucess!

With Travis. Steep hike via the West Rib to the bump just before Rabbit and then down the regular trail to Villager.


Travis_ - Feb 18, 2008 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

Via West Rib  Sucess!

A tough hike up from Clark well via the west rib, with Bechtt.

See Trip Report


HeyItsBen - Feb 4, 2008 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2008

South Ridge via Villager  Sucess!

Had this one on my mind for a while, finally got around to it...3:15 to Villager, 5:45 to Rabbit, 11:05 RT. A tough dayhike for sure.

X2 - April 16 2009. 2:30 to Villager, 4:24 to Rabbit, 8:55 RT with 25 mins on top. The descent from Villager hurt bad.

The rabbit is missing from the register now...


bigbendbetty - Jan 24, 2008 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2008

Hiked from villager  Sucess!

The mountains were red from the sunrise as I was hiking the last couple miles to Rabbit from Villager. Wonderful, butt kicking hike.


Langenbacher - Dec 10, 2007 2:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 1980

Easter Bunny  Sucess!

Easter 1980 with my brother Fritz. Hauled full packs and 2 days water up to Villager and camped 1st day. Bagged the bunny and hiked all the way down the next day. I thought the pain in my knees would kill me on the downhill hike.


mnatureson - Jun 23, 2007 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007

Via Villager Peak  Sucess!

I love the little rabbit in the summit register!

David Rosenberg - Mar 14, 2007 4:48 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2006

South Route over Villager  Sucess!

Tough day hike, took 11.5 hours. The last two hours coming down were not pleasant.


mdash - Sep 4, 2006 11:51 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

East Approach  Sucess!

Third time up this route--though can't ever find the register anywhere. Hunted all over the rocks on the west side and hiked nearby ridges, but no dice. (Could use a GPS point!) Hiked down a "shortcut" this time b/c spent too much time looking for that blasted box (BIG MISTAKE), and nearly rolled all the way down with a rockslide. Hiked Villager Peak in 2004--no page for that peak yet?


bajaandy - Mar 9, 2006 9:36 pm

Toro to 6582 to Rabbit to Villager to desert floor  Sucess!

Did this trip in January of the mid 80's with Matt G. and Steve K. Left Steve's truck at the parking area off S22 and drove my truck to Santa Rosa Mountain and Toro Peak. Took four days to make the trip. Lot's of up and down and lots of ticks. In addition, my truck got snowed in on Toro Peak for over a month. But a fun trip anyway.


tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 2:15 pm

Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

Once, over two days, from east to summit, thence to Villager, and down Villager's west slopes to Clark Dry Lake then south to paved road (not recomeneded). Three times from west as day hikes.


tpdwr - Sep 27, 2005 11:13 pm

Route Climbed: From Villager Peak Date Climbed: January 21, 2005  Sucess!

I actually spent two nights on Villager. It made it a little easier on my knees plus I got to have an INS helicopter visit me on the second night!!

Jeff Bytof

Jeff Bytof - Jun 29, 2005 4:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 27, 1975

Route Climbed: Santa Rosa Springs to Salton Seaway traverse  Sucess!

23 March 1975 - Tim Moreno and I started out at Santa Rosa Springs (transport provided by Gary Seaton). Camped that night on Alta Seca Bench, near Toro Peak.

24 March - Camped approx. halfway to Rabbit Peak.

25 March - Crossed over peak 6582 in storm - reached water cache (8 gallons) by afternoon, which was placed Dec. 8th, 1974 (w/ David Hightower) and Dec. 28th, 1974 (w/ Curtis Bernstein) via ridge from Clark Valley.

26 March - Layover day at cache.

27 March - Reached Rabbit Peak, descended to Villager Peak, camped in a sandstorm near fault scarp at south end of Santa Rosas.

28 March 1975 - Recovered by David Hightower.

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brutus of wyde - Jun 26, 2005 9:22 pm

Route Climbed: From Toro Peak Date Climbed: March, 1978  Sucess!

Completed the "Toto to Toro Traverse" from Toro Peak trailhead to Schlitz Malt Liquor Bulls in Borrego Springs, summitting Rabbit Peak and Villager Peak on the way, in 5 days. An excellent high-desert hike. My 12th ascent of Rabbit Peak, as I recall.


thebeave7 - Feb 22, 2005 1:47 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge via Villager Date Climbed: Feb 20th, 2005

After getting a late start(845am) heavy clouds and rain deterred our attempt to summit Rabbit Peak. We made it as far as Villager, returning to the car at sunset. The flowers and other flora are in full bloom right now, truly a spectacular site.

Eric J Lee

dsimon665 - Feb 1, 2005 8:50 pm

Route Climbed: Clark Wall Date Climbed: Feb 15-16 2004  Sucess!

Climbed from the west on the ridge with peak 2719' on the 1974 clark lake quadrangle. Steep but doable. We camped in the wash but its possible to camp up on the ridge before it gets steep.

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brutus of wyde - Jan 17, 2005 8:31 pm

Route Climbed: Oven Ridge Date Climbed: August, 1977  Sucess!

My only summer ascent of this peak, we encountered temperatures well into the hundreds from our 4 am start until our 2 am return to the car. Keith Tasker and I each took 1.5 gallons of water, but we ran out on the way down, at 6 pm, around the second false summit.

When we reached the orange groves near the parking spot, unscrewed a sprinkler head and sucked water from the pipes. we were well into the retching-with-each swallow-of-a-sticky-throat stage of dehydration by that point.

Never has water tasted sooo good. I later entered the water treatment and distribution field as a profession.

Water is life, don't waste it.

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