Thimble Peak Climber's Log

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yosemite4 - Jun 25, 2020 11:07 am Date Climbed: May 3, 1986

From Leadville Vicinity, Titus Canyon  Sucess!

Day hike from Titus Canyon. In the 35 years I've been hiking desert peaks, Thimble Peak was the only time I saw a rattlesnake. It was quietly resting on a ledge. The following day we backpacked to Corkscrew from Leadville and overnighted.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Mar 27, 2016 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2016

From Red Pass  Sucess!

Fun morning hike, great views. Went faster than expected so I climbed "Red Pass Peak" on the other side of the road afterward. Trip Report


BKiser90 - Jan 24, 2016 3:02 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2015

Great Views!  Sucess!

Not for the faint of heart. I loved it but the family members I was with thought it was going to be shorter.


gimpilator - Jan 8, 2015 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2015

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

This short hike was one of our favorites of the trip. There's no reason to avoid the northeast ridge at the end. There's a well defined trail and it's only 2 moves of easy class 3 without much exposure.

In 6 days we also did Eagle Mountain, Beatty Mountain, Bonanza Mountain, Sutherland Mountain, Rainbow Mountain, Black Peak, Thimble Peak, Manly Beacon, Golden Canyon Peak, Jubilee Mountain, Pyramid Peak and Corkscrew Peak. We also explored Rhylite Ghost Town, Leadfeild Ghost Town, Titus Canyon, Golden Canyon, Sidewinder Canyon, 20 Mule Canyon, Badwater, Mosaic Canyon, and the Mesquite Dunes.


labgloves - Jan 5, 2015 12:01 am Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2015

from red pass  Sucess!

Great side-trip on the titus canyon drive. The entire red pass area is spectacular.


ManyGlacierMountaineer - Feb 24, 2013 10:20 pm

Thimble  Sucess!

2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa


WOLFrising - Jan 5, 2013 11:05 pm

Instant Gratification!  Sucess!

Winter 2012

Climbed this peak from Red Pass with Krista, John y Jose. Pretty much a ridge route with an instantly gratifying "Sea of Peaks" feel. A quick, fun Class 3 near the top. The drive down Titus Canyon on the way back adds to the fun!

robot one

robot one - Mar 29, 2011 10:08 am Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2011

From red pass  Sucess!

Cant believe there's no register up here. Shoulda told me, i"d have taken one up there.


calipidder - Jun 6, 2010 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2005

Straight up the ridge  Sucess!

Climbed about five years ago - details are foggy but part of our party took the roundabout way, the other half went directly up the ridge. All came down the ridge - pretty sure we concluded that it was the better route (I took the ridge both times). Really fun little peak - I agree with mountaingazelle - the route is much easier than it looks from the approach. We kept waiting to hit the 'hard' stuff but always managed to find out next step without problems.


recast - Apr 3, 2010 12:22 am Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2010

Red Pass  Sucess!

My girlfriend and I went up the peak from Red Pass as we drove through Titus Canyon. It offered great views and put a bit of exercise into the trip down the canyon.


mandrake - Jan 5, 2010 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2010

Thimble Peak  Sucess!

Saw a big herd of bighorn sheep in the valley before ascending Thimble. Calm day, traces of snow -- probably in the 50's. One class 3 move on the north ridge, no difficulites.


mountaingazelle - Jan 25, 2009 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

Thimble Peak  Sucess!

Climbed from Red Pass and took the direct route up the north ridge. The route is easier than it looks from far away. The drive through Titus Canyon was nice and I also liked hiking through Fall Canyon.


Noondueler - Nov 6, 2008 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 1999

Week in Death Valley  Sucess!

From Red Pass


MoapaPk - Mar 29, 2008 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008

usual route  Sucess!

Concur with CP, who gave me the beta: JUST GO DIRECTLY UP THE RIDGE! Don't take the round-about way suggested in Zdon's book. In fact, the current, very clear herd path goes directly up the ridge. I saw NO herd path for the supposed way around the backside.

From the GPS data, this trip is about 1.6 miles one-way; while the net elevation gain is a modest ~1100', the various ups and downs add another 700-800', so the accumulated gain may be 1900' (that's what my GPS said). In particular, there is a loss of ~330' down the last hill before the peak.

This was my morning hike; then went down Titus Canyon, around to Furnace Creek, and out to Funeral Mountain for the afternoon; a day jaunt from Vegas.

While Titus Canyon Road was beautiful -- worth a trip alone -- I was unprepared for the slowness of this route, and the long drive to Dante's view road for the next peak. I passed 20 cars on the TCR, ever-gracious drivers pulling aside to let me through; but the runners (about 30) and hikers up from the west end caused the biggest slow-downs. I fully appreciate those folks on foot, but I was certainly on my toes to keep from hitting them in the blinder narrow sections.

Three days of antibiotics do wonders.


jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 8:18 am Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2002





cp0915 - Jan 7, 2008 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2008

North Ridge  Sucess!

Short and easy, but well worth it. No sense in contouring around the summit mass to whatever weakness lies on the back side, as the final direct ridge is only class 2. Not sure why certain guidebooks tell you to avoid that final portion.

I'd estimate the roundtrip to be only 4 miles (or less) and about 1,000 feet of gain. Less than guidebooks say.

Great first objective of a 3 peak/2 canyon weekend.

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