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.
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...)
4 peaks today in this order: Kraft, New Peak, Turtlehead, Greycap.
Great hike, with great views of the red rocks area.
A fine sunny day.
Climbed with Krista about one month after moving to Vegas. My first peak in Red Rock. Hope to do many more.
First hike in the Red Rocks!
Made it in between storms. Didn't get much of a view from the summit but it was a pleasant hike.
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!
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.
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.
summited someday in my younger days
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.
Wonderful day with fresh snow on top, see trip report.
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.
This was a regular for me when I lived in Vegas
I climbed this one day in February, 2003. I don't remember the date. A nice, warm day.
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.
Hiked this one with John Tennert on a beautiful crisp winter day (temps right around freezing).
Climbed solo via the trail and descended via the West Gully route. There is a fun contrast between the wilderness and the city from the top!