Turtlehead Peak Climber's Log

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Ruvicha

Ruvicha - Apr 8, 2012 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2009

Beats the Strip  Sucess!

Tired of the Strip? Head to Red Rock Canyon NCA, go up Turtlehead, look down on Las Vegas and smile, knowing you're in a better place.

montanachris

montanachris - Mar 19, 2012 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2012

The best part of my trip to Vegas  Sucess!

The contrast of terrain to my home in the Southern Appalachians was very refreshing...I only wish that I could've hit up a couple more summits in the area.

milbucksfans - Feb 21, 2012 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2011

First peak!  Sucess!

My wife and I made this our very first mountain hike and our first peak as well. Got a bit lost on the descent but still an extraordinary day!

jonnoll - Feb 11, 2012 12:16 am Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2010

Jog up Turtlehead  Sucess!

Jogged up to the top and ran back down.

philadendron

philadendron - Feb 6, 2012 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

Fun and great views  Sucess!

Nice scramble up the wash to the ridge. Great views.

Again on 1/7/08, with dramatic clouds and snow at the top.

Again on 6/11/10, with my sister to "welcome" her new husband to Vegas.

Again in 2012 with some friends.

Again on 11/15/14 as part of loop of Red Cap, Grey Cap, and Turtlehead. I approached Turtlehead from Brownstone Basin and slogged up the back to reach the summit.

Again on 11/22/14 as part of a loop of Red Cap and Turtlehead.

byates

byates - Dec 14, 2011 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2011

Stuck in Vegas, found someything to do.   Sucess!

Snowed the day before, about 4" near the summit, nice little hike when needing a hike while stuck in a hellhole like Vegas.

EKassan

EKassan - Dec 5, 2011 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005

It's a summit  Sucess!

How sad that this is the only peak in Red Rock with an official trail to the summit ... it also happens to be one of the most boring.

LincolnB

LincolnB - Dec 3, 2011 9:32 am Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2010

Xmas escape  Sucess!

Escaped for the morning from Christmas with the in-laws in Vegas. Nice hike -- apparently the only non-technical peak in Red Rock so sees a lot of use. Tried scrambling up First Canyon a few days later but got stuck near the top.

jtellis

jtellis - Oct 28, 2011 10:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2011

First of two peaks on the day  Sucess!

I got a late start on the day, as it was almost noon when I began. When I saw the amount of cars at the parking area (nearly the entire lot was full) I almost turned around...but I'm glad I didn't. While I didn't get a chance to enjoy solitude, it seems that more than 90% of people barely make it beyond the first hundred yards of the trailhead. I passed less than a dozen people on the way up, and even had the summit to myself for about 20 minutes before a couple more people joined me. Great views in all directions -- and, unlike the view from (most of) the Springs, I had a clear view of Lake Mead. One or two short sections of fun, easy scrambling and worth the trip. I'm sure it's best enjoyed midweek, early in the morning (I don't think you could pay me to do this on a weekend). Up in 1 hr. 15 min. and down in 45 min., then off to White Rock Spring Peak.

hightinerary

hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 7:38 am

Escape from Las Vegas  Sucess!

I hiked it twice in April 2001.

MissH

MissH - Jul 4, 2011 12:26 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2009

Not sure when I did this  Sucess!

This is a favorite hike of mine at Red Rock.

calipidder

calipidder - Mar 13, 2011 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2009

From Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!

Fun peak, glad to finally have a chance to do this one.

BigPond1

BigPond1 - Dec 16, 2010 9:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007

Fun little desert scramble  Sucess!

This is a good way to get a quick desert peak to start off a day. Head out real early and beat the crowd.

robot one

robot one - Dec 13, 2010 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2010

Feeling lonley?  Sucess!

try walking up this hill on a sunny saturday morning for a meet and greet. LOTS of peoples and dogs.

jmatthys

jmatthys - Oct 22, 2010 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2008

Sandstone Quarry Route  Sucess!

Good early morning hike to start my day

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Apr 21, 2010 1:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2010

Nice views  Sucess!

A little overcast but great views of the end of Southern Red Rocks.

Vasler

Vasler - Mar 28, 2010 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2008

Great ascent  Sucess!

In my opinion, Turtlehead is the outstanding landmark of Red Rock. Maybe that's blasphemy but the fin of a mountain is alluring and visible from most of Las Vegas. It's a steady hike up a wash then a dash to the peak. Near the top I suggest moving toward the South side and observing the almost perfect 90 degree cliff.

Judd97

Judd97 - Mar 27, 2010 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010

Back to Vegas  Sucess!

Revisiting Vegas, didn't realize how much I missed living here. Climbed Turtlehead with two ex coworkers. Great peak!

weeds19

weeds19 - Mar 7, 2010 10:52 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2010

Great Escape  Sucess!

After three days of house hunting we finally settled on a place and were able to take advantage of an extra day in Vegas to squeeze in a hike. Great views and a busy trail.

Incliner

Incliner - Jan 29, 2010 7:02 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2010

Snowy...  Sucess!

Yup did it

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