South Six-Shooter Peak Climber's Log

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dug

dug - Feb 12, 2017 8:39 pm

solo  Sucess!

On a quick road trip after work.

MMclimbhigh

MMclimbhigh - Nov 15, 2016 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2016

SW Face  Sucess!

Beautiful fall day on SSS. Hope to come back for a few more routes….

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Dec 5, 2015 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2015

birthday climb  Sucess!

Nice approach, really well cairned and easy to follow. The climb was interesting enough, first 2 pitches really easy, the last one had a few interesting moves - definitively harder than 5.6. Mountain projects suggesting more 5.7 to 5.9 ratings per different people. I thought a few moves - to get over the mantle - were poorly protected and scary for a leader. Bolt should have been placed lower to protect the leader. I did lead the 2nd pitch variation with a left leaning crack, which was fun - mountain project rated it as 5.7. Unfortunately, this nice little crack was too short.
Descent: just one rappel with 2 sixties (we had no problems with pulling ropes).

2nd time: 3/5/17 - fun and the last pitch felt much easier. Beautiful day with no people around.

RockMountainGirl

RockMountainGirl - Oct 20, 2014 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2014

Awesome views  Sucess!

Was a fun hike in, to realize that we could have parked much closer to the climb. However, then if would have missed some amazing site seeing. had to down climb the first pitch due to other climbers down below.

SawtoothSean

SawtoothSean - Apr 1, 2014 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2014

Been awhile  Sucess!

Fun easy climb after 12 years, don't remember much. Went up the east tower which was taller and full of anchors

PanamaRed

PanamaRed - Jan 18, 2014 6:07 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2013

Awsome!  Sucess!

Lead the south six shooter and had a blast! I definatly want to do the North next time I am in the creek.

Diggler

Diggler - Apr 15, 2013 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2013

Sweet!  Sucess!

Did with Lark & Britney. After having a day of mandatory Creek groveling, made an 'easy' day of it the next & finally did this great desert objective. I led Ps 1 & 3. Fun climbing, & the final summit pinnacle moves were weird & fun. Amazing views from the top, although they would have been better if it weren't overcast. Wind was howling! Lost the cairns on the way down & had an interesting time downclimbing the numerous cliff bands back to the plain below. All in all a fun day, & really cool summit to boot!

Scott

Scott - Jun 18, 2012 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

South Six Shooter  Sucess!

I met Brian C and friends for our climb of South Six Shooter Peak. Noah wanted to climb North Six Shooter (which is a harder climb) so the group split in two. Noah and his partner headed off for their climb while Brian, Joe and I drove up Davis Canyon to climb South Six Shooter.

We found our way up the strenuous approach up the slopes of South Six Shooter to the base of the technical pitches of the tower. There were three technical pitches of rock. The first pitch was straightforward and the second had one scary leap/traverse. The third pitch was the crux. The more in shape Brian and Joe climb it with ease, but I struggled and grunted up the pitch and with folly tried to climb the corner too far right. Once I got my foot on the other side of the groove it was easier, which I should have done in the first place.

It was getting pretty hot by the time we were on the summit and on the final pitches. Brian and Joe climb the second sub-summit tower (which may be slightly higher) before we headed down the rock face.

Since Noah’s climb was more difficult, we figured that they would take longer so we headed up Davis Canyon to explore around. I had hoped to show them a big arch/ruin combination back in there, but we wandered around many sometimes precarious ledges and along ridges and still didn’t find it. We then hiked up canyon to some ruins and to the really nice Five Faces Pictograph.

After Davis Canyon we returned to the rendezvous point to find that Noah’s group had been unsuccessful due to the unusually hot weather (the owner of the Needles Outpost said she recorded 93F that day).

I asked the group if they wanted to visit a swim hole and they all said yes. We drove to the waterfall and pool for a refreshing swim (where we also set up camp). After swimming we climbed some minor, but fun rock buttes (the rest climbing two and me one).

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 25, 2012 3:19 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2012

All Around Adventure  Sucess!

All around fun and adventure. The crux was definitely getting out there- the road was pretty awful. The approach was really cool as well and went by relatively fast. Great summit!

McCannster

McCannster - Mar 7, 2011 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2011

South Face  Sucess!

Easy, fun romp up the South Face. The drive in/approach was the hardest part. Awesome country.

SKI

SKI - Mar 22, 2010 9:57 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2010

South Face  Sucess!

Climbed on a rest day. A second group came up from doing the offwidth. Who climbs an offwidth without his shirt on? The torn nips told the story well haha!

shanahan96

shanahan96 - Nov 30, 2009 11:50 am Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2009

south sexy  Sucess!

climbed south six-shooter w/aaron on a gorgeous day! fun opening pitch brought us to some difficulties higher up. the final mantle onto the summit seemed much harder than 5.6 without some aiders, including a #2 cam placement.

overall a fantastic climb in a stunning location! yeah, i'd do it again....

jamie

shknbke

shknbke - Mar 25, 2009 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2009

south face 5.6  Sucess!

This was my first muli-pitch climb and my first desert tower. Too bad it was 35 degrees at the start of the climb or it would have been a lot funner. It felt tougher than 5.6, probably due to the cold.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Mar 24, 2009 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2009

Cold climb, but fun  Sucess!

We found the approach to be very well cairned, quick, and easy with one or two 4th class moves. We climbed the 5.6 route first thing in the morning and it was windy, shadowed, and very cold. It was fun but I wish it would have been warmer. My fingers and toes were numb which made the climbing more difficult than it should have been. Nevertheless, a great experience on my first desert tower.

BigRob

BigRob - Mar 17, 2009 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2009

Windy  Sucess!

Great views, interesting approach.

SteveMarr

SteveMarr - Mar 7, 2009 11:27 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2005

Great Climb  Sucess!

The crux of the route is definitely picking your way through the bottom ledges and the upper scree. Once on the route, the climbing was fun, and the views from the top is an incredible 360-degree view of the Indian Creek / Canyonlands area with North Sixshooter and the Bridger Jack Spires in the distance.

patascent

patascent - May 3, 2008 12:22 am Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2008

3rd desert tower  Sucess!

Fun little tower...long approach.

rockrat2

rockrat2 - Dec 2, 2007 3:16 pm

1st desert tower climb  Sucess!

South Direct route (5.9), very fun route, can't wait to get back to the area to do some more climbs here!

holly sorenson

holly sorenson - Apr 8, 2007 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 1999

Nice desert tower  Sucess!

Joe Slansky, his sis (Jill) and I climbed the 5.6 route. We made it an adventure by mt. biking in with our gear from Hwy 211, stashing the bikes at the base of scree, and hiking/climbing the rest of the way. Jill set a refrigerator sized boulder loose on the way down... they tumbled and rolled together, but miraculously it lifted enough as it rolled over her. Pushing the bike with her on it was the toughest part of my day!

eigerkidd1

eigerkidd1 - Mar 10, 2006 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2004

Fun Climb  Sucess!

A fun, simple climb with incredible views into Canyonlands and Indian Creek. While preparing for the third pitch a nasty hail/rain storm blew in for about 30 minutes. We just had to sit it out and continued climbing with numb hands after it passed.

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