Turtlehead Peak Climber's Log

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GlennD - Apr 24, 2019 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2019

Quick altitude fix  Sucess!

Quick evening hike, nice views, not too hot.

Mono - Apr 20, 2019 8:16 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2019

The hard route  Sucess!

A great hike that ended up becoming a climb. Poorly marked trail near the top third of the hike. When ascending to the saddle stay to the left of the canyon. We were told stay right and that turned out to be WRONG. Had to do a lot of solid vertical climbs on a whole lot of screed.
Never had any of the white, green or red marks on the right side like we did coming down.
Once peaked, view is awesome.
Started early - around 830.
With stops and bad routing, r/t was about 4 hrs.
Good luck.

T. White

T. White - Oct 30, 2018 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2018

Great afternoon peak  Sucess!

Challenging enough to weed out most of the yahoos playing on the rocks down below. Great views and surprising solitude at the summit! (for a while, at least...)


gimpilator - Dec 17, 2017 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2017

non-standard East approach  Sucess!

4 peaks today in this order: Kraft, New Peak, Turtlehead, Greycap.


bmwboarder7 - Nov 7, 2017 12:32 am Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2017

Perfect  Sucess!

Great hike, with great views of the red rocks area.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - May 20, 2017 10:09 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2017

Turtlehead Time  Sucess!

A fine sunny day.


RoryKuykendall - Dec 8, 2016 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2015

First Peak in Red Rock  Sucess!

Climbed with Krista about one month after moving to Vegas. My first peak in Red Rock. Hope to do many more.


Wallylongridge - Dec 1, 2016 9:16 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2014

Trail  Sucess!

First hike in the Red Rocks!


Alpinist - Apr 10, 2016 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2016

Standard Route  Sucess!

Made it in between storms. Didn't get much of a view from the summit but it was a pleasant hike.


runbyu1 - Apr 3, 2016 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2016

100th Mountain on Summitpost - 54:10 Roundtrip  Sucess!

Ran up at sunset and was racing daylight. Figured it would take me 1:15 or so, and I felt terrible the first mile and half or so, but then got in the zone. I didn't take any water and was pretty stoked after reaching the top in 35:40 to find people had left water up there. Took a bunch of pics and then bombed down in 17:30. Pretty incredible experience for my 100th mountain!


imontop - Mar 4, 2016 1:08 am Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2016

Who knew?  Sucess!

What a great hike! If you have three extra hours, do it! I was very surprised how remote, rugged, and beautiful this peak is, being so close to Vegas.


SarahThompson - Nov 30, 2015 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2015

Hated it!  Sucess!

65mph winds nixed our climbing plans so we resorted to a morning of hiking. This heap of crap was the worst mountain I have subjected myself to climbing in a long time. I thought about turning around with every step. Should have stopped with the lovely Red Cap.


tdoughty - Jan 26, 2015 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2008

way back  Sucess!

summited someday in my younger days


Diesel - Jul 22, 2014 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2011

Fun half day hike outside Vegas  Sucess!

Nice hike in the baking sun. I love this hike. Worth spending the day outside Vegas. Red Rock Canyon is beautiful and the visitor's center is fun to visit.


nader - Jan 17, 2014 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2013

Turtlehead  Sucess!

Wonderful day with fresh snow on top, see trip report.


RaymondShevsky - Dec 19, 2013 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

Where it all started  Sucess!

First time of many was via the class 2 tourist route from the Sandstone Quarry pullout. The best route is from Calico Basin, ascending Brownstone Canyon and gaining the main ridge from the back. Probably the most visited peak in the Las Vegas area, but I'll always have a soft spot for Turtlehead as it was my first U.S. summit.

bradhannon - Mar 14, 2013 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Great Trail Run  Sucess!

This was a regular for me when I lived in Vegas


jdmorehouse - Mar 13, 2013 1:50 pm

Short but steep  Sucess!

I climbed this one day in February, 2003. I don't remember the date. A nice, warm day.


myles - Feb 2, 2013 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2013

Nice day out  Sucess!

Stole away during a work trip to Vegas for this nice hike. Sleet, snow, high winds and sun made for a fine day out. Someone posting here called it "boring" ..: well, it ain't technical but said person's a fucking philistine.


Tracy - Jan 12, 2013 3:09 am Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2013

from Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!

Hiked this one with John Tennert on a beautiful crisp winter day (temps right around freezing).

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