Relay Peak Climber's Log

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Fairweather - Oct 18, 2015 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015

From Mt. Houghton  Sucess!

4 peak day (along with Church & Rose).
With meetup group.

trexkerry - Aug 21, 2015 12:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2015

5 peak day  Sucess!

Fun day of hiking, from Mt. Rose summit took the Relay Road, cross country from due south of Tamarack, up and over the peak, back down to Relay Road, up to Relay Peak where I scrambled up the last 300 feet rather than walking the road, then took the new trail to Mt. Houghton, then cross country down from Houghton to the saddle with Mt. Rose, picked up the Mt. Rose trail here, took that until it was time for the easy cross country to Church Peak, then rejoined the Mt. Rose trail to the summit of Mt. Rose. Took the Mt. Rose trail all the way back down. TR will be posted HERE.

antonyw - Jul 14, 2012 11:40 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

Relay Peak and Mt Houghton  Sucess!

Picked off Relay first then headed over to Houghton, took a stupid way down from there but ended up finding a decent chute to get me back down on to the Rose trail.

Track and pics here:


sangus - Apr 10, 2012 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Still snow  Sucess!

In the middle of the summer and there was still snow this year, we ran into a group skiing the peak in the area. I think relay peak has the best views.

JonathanHeywood - Dec 22, 2011 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2011

Great Views  Sucess!

Did a loop with Church and Houghton. Enjoyed the beautiful views from the summit, yet found the lack of snow -- patches here and there, no widespread coverage -- rather disappointing given the date.


Marmaduke - Nov 11, 2011 12:42 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2011

Great view of Tahoe  Sucess!

The plan was after Tamarack and Houghton and Relay, then traverse to Rose Knob Peak, Rose Knob and Baldy. My brother-in-law's feet though became very cold and we couldn't continue. Nice day still. That would be a great day to complete those 6 peaks, will be back.


Julia - Oct 22, 2011 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2011

Relay Peak  Sucess!

Relay Peak is the tallest peak on the Tahoe Rim Trail. My friends and I completed the 165 mile stretch this year. The views from Relay were nice! It was a pretty easy walk as far as peaks go~


idpeakgirl - Sep 23, 2011 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2011

Nice views  Sucess!

Part of our hike along the TRT this fall. Summited in 2 hours from the Tahoe Mdws TH.

partlysunny - Jul 24, 2011 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Still Snow from Epic Season  Sucess!

Always a great hike from the Mt. Rose Hwy. parking lot. Snow becomes quite evident after the pond. The last leg of the service road up to the communications tower is half bare and half snow covered. There was still quite a bit of snow to hike through for the last few mins before you reach the summit, which is half covered and half not. No dangerous snowfields. Have fun!


hgrapid - Jul 5, 2011 10:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

East Ridge - lots of snow  Sucess!

Hiked via the South Ridge. It was still pretty much all covered in snow. I tried to descend via the road, but it was snow covered. I had to slide down on my rear instead of the road from near the electric towers.


SKI - Jan 25, 2011 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2011

Again on Skis  Sucess!

Traversed to Houghton and and back. Skied the East face through the chutes. Icy day.


mrchad9 - Jan 24, 2011 2:55 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2011

Ridge from Houghton  Sucess!

Up Tamarack from Mount Rose Summit Pass, to Houghton and down the ridge to Relay. Very nice sunny day.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 5, 2011 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2001

traverse  Sucess!

Fun day of snowshoeing around Mt. Rose. Trip Report


rmick25 - Sep 13, 2010 2:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

TRT  Sucess!

Did this on a thru hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Great on the way up from the south side but then a zoo of people on the way down to Rose Summit. Didn't help that it was Labor Day weekend. I didn't care much for the powerlines and all the signs of humans either.


ckerth - Aug 23, 2010 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

TRT Thru Hike  Sucess!

Climbed during my thru hike of the TRT. 130 miles left to go.


96avs01 - Aug 23, 2010 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Hail  Sucess!

in an August AM? Very windy day, lots of people on the trail/road, but didn't see anyone on traverse to Houghton. Need to get back here with the splitboard!


SKI - Dec 30, 2009 10:42 pm

A bitch to gain on in the winter!  Sucess!

This is where I learned that you must take care of your crampons or they will rust!

mlarkin2002 - Jan 28, 2009 12:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2008

Loop  Sucess!

Loop with Rose, Houghton, and Church.


jboldt1971 - Aug 21, 2008 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2008

Easy Summit  Sucess!

Via the FS road.


BSPclimber - Aug 8, 2008 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

From the service road  Sucess!

My son and I rode our bikes up the service road. Very mild climb to Frog Pond, then got steeper and required some hike-a-biking. Left my bike at the no bikes sign for the last half mile to the summit. Amazingly, there must have been 100,000 butterflies on that last half mile of trail, all heading towards the summit. And not one of them ever hit me, they have a great sense of direction. Came down and then took the bikes up to the towers and rode down from there. Top part was a bit rough and loose, bottom part was fairly smooth and very fast. Up to the summit in 1:30, back to the bikes in 10 minutes. From the towers to the car took 11 and a half minutes for the 4.2 miles. Super fun, and a big knee and leg saver!

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