Spitler Peak Climber's Log

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Donno - Jun 24, 2018 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2018

From Apply Valley Rd  Sucess!

5.5h r/t from TH at road. PCT closed north of saddle between Spitler and Apache (where “Spitler Trail” meets PCT).

pyoungo - Jun 1, 2015 12:18 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2015

Spitler Peak trail closed

Not able to climb Spitler Peak trail, it is closed due to fire damage. Not sure when this will reopen, but signs in the parking area say the area is closed.


Luciano136 - Dec 27, 2013 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2013

Together with Apache  Sucess!

With gimpilator from Fobes Ranch rd. Beautiful day with not one soul in sight.


gimpilator - Dec 22, 2013 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2013

Apache and Spitler  Sucess!

Took the Forbes trail up through the new burn. The slopes are washing away and the trail is now hard to follow in places after the fire.


sbkelley - Jun 5, 2012 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

From PCT  Sucess!

2nd peak of the day from the PCT. Left packs at trail junction and hiked the use trail up to the top. Breezy and nice - kept the bugs down!


crag - May 20, 2012 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2006

from both sides  Sucess!

I've hiked this one from both the Apple Canyon and Fobes Ranch trailheads. Via Fobes is easier, but Apple Canyon is more scenic. There's a reliable spring a couple of hundred yards off the Fobes trail, just below the junction with PCT. There are a couple of decent places to camp along the Fobes Ranch road.


ErikaRN - Nov 29, 2011 1:07 am Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2011

First SoCal Summit!  Sucess!

On my recent trip to my hometown of Palm Desert, my brother and I climbed this peak! It was a brisk day but the sun was shining brightly! There is a lot of peak-bagging to be had in Socal!!


SierraCJ - May 22, 2011 11:39 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

With Apache Peak  Sucess!

Came up the Spitler Peak Trail and bagged Apache Peak first. Incredibly awesome weather with 360 degree views.


cab - Aug 9, 2010 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

From Apache  Sucess!

As part of a 6-peak car shuttle loop including Tahquitz, Red Tahquitz, South(well), Antsell, and Apache.


Robb - Oct 26, 2009 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

Desert Divide  Sucess!

One of the peaks we bagged while approaching from the Fobes trail and leaving from the Devil's Slide. A quick one we got along the PCT. Pretty warm today.


NavySeabee - Aug 17, 2009 11:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

From Fobes Saddle  Sucess!

Was supposed to be number 3 for the day, but alas was only number 2. Easy to find use trail with rewarding views from the summit.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 15, 2009 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2008

From the PCT  Sucess!

With Tom Becht, below. Great day o' fun. Trip Report


jj1ski - Jan 12, 2009 1:35 am Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2009

Deep snow and high winds  Sucess!

Snow was minimal from the trailhead to the PCT. It appeared that I was the first one up to the peak since it last snowed. There was no fresh powder, but no tracks from the PCT up to Spitler Peak. I learned a lot from this and next time will be prepared with gaitors, and snowshoes just in case. The snow was waist deep and pretty soft on top so I fell through most of the time. It made it pretty difficult. Very windy on the North side, but a few trees at the top got you out of it. If there really are registers, they are buried or I just didn't see them!


bechtt - Dec 6, 2008 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2008

Desert Divide - North  Sucess!

The last of 7 peaks for our not so complete Desert Divide hike (should have read Blair's comment above before the hike). Easy ascent but we still had the exit via Fobes Trail and then the dirt road back to the highway to go before trying to hitchhike north or south. We got lucky when an soil engineering team picked us up just short of the highway. With Bob Burd.


Blair - Dec 24, 2006 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006

Windy summit!  Sucess!

Deb and I summited this peak first in our fun-to-fucked up day in the woods. I was on the false summit and Deb shouted to me " The summit is over here". We signed the registers, and were off!


Deb - Dec 24, 2006 8:09 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006

From the PCT  Sucess!

Absolutely beautiful day with minor snow coverage on PCT to Spitler Peak. Lots of wind but that did not deter our mood!


kngalaric - Sep 5, 2006 6:47 am

2003  Sucess!

Climbed with the boys way back in the day. I haven't been back since though I plan to return this winter. It is beautiful up there and secluded.

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