Turtlehead Peak Climber's Log

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Gaktogag

Gaktogag - Mar 11, 2020 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2020

Gaktogag  Sucess!

It was by far the most strenuous hike I have ever done. I could not have done this without the help of my trail partners Barry and Hayley.. who are my spouse and daughter. There were other fellow hikers who encouraged me too and when I finally made it to the top those fellow hikers said “ yea she made it.” I didn’t realize there was a log box at the top. Others were near it and I thought it was their personal belongings. I never signed a trail registry before and now wish I would have turned around to sign it. This trail took me 6hrs... sign said 4.5 hrs... I was slow... but did it. Is love to see Vegas from the top at night but this trail is way to dangerous to hike down at night.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Feb 17, 2020 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2020

First hike in Red Rocks  Sucess!

Nice hike, more challenging than I expected, beautiful views of Las Vegas.

tcingrum

tcingrum - Dec 21, 2019 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2019

Turtle  Sucess!

Had to be done.

GlennD

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

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

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

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

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

Trail  Sucess!

First hike in the Red Rocks!

Alpinist

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

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

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

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

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

way back  Sucess!

summited someday in my younger days

Diesel

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

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

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

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