Turtlehead Peak Climber's Log

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Pharmacist - Nov 14, 2009 8:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009

Father and Son  Sucess!

Carried my 16 month old son to his first summit: Turtlehead Peak. Views were amazing! Up and back in 3 hours flat.


recast - Jun 11, 2009 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2009

Quick exercise climb  Sucess!

I woke up early and decided to go hiking for some exercise. Got up and down the mountain in two hours. It was strangely humid out and almost chilly at the summit.


recast - Jun 11, 2009 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2009

Fun climb for new hikers  Sucess!

I took four of my non-hiker friends up the mountain. It was a 5 1/2 hours hike for them but everyone stayed in good spirits. It's always nice to introduce people to the joys of hiking.


BrendanHickey - May 20, 2009 8:01 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

Quick climb from Sandstone

GPS batteries died 1 mile into the hike which left us to route-find our way back the old-fashioned way.

Scott Wesemann

Scott Wesemann - Apr 20, 2009 12:47 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2009

Perfect Day!  Sucess!

With Kristina on a fantastic trip to Vegas. The trail was very difficult to follow higher up on the mountain and we just picked the path of least resistance and kept going up. From the saddle it was an easy hike to the summit. The views were fantastic and the weather was perfect. The hike down was loose and slippery and we had to take care to stay on our feet. We made it back to the hotel in time for 'Happy Hour'. What a perfect day!


kolbi2112 - Apr 15, 2009 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

Great day in Vegas!  Sucess!

Pick a trail and hope for the best! A fun, adventurous route. Some slick spots on the way down.


fedak - Apr 6, 2009 2:10 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2008

Standard  Sucess!

Side trip while doing the great circle
Pics are here: http://www.fedak.net/albums/RedRockTurtlehead.html


mzenblu - Feb 23, 2009 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009

Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!

climbed w/ Whitney Lyman & Lauren Eble - always a nice climb, and ~8" of snow at the peak this time made for some good pictures. Need to remind people to bring gloves for this hike - sharp, loose rocks!


ShinLV - Feb 6, 2009 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2009

always fun  Sucess!

Climbed this one several times. From Sandstone Quarry or Calico Basin. Hiked up from East Face couple of times.
Always fun with this peak.


Garfimi - Jan 26, 2009 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2009

Nice peak, good climb  Sucess!

Red Rocks are awesome! Turtlehead offers great views of them. Summitted with my bro-in-law. It was a beautiful day. Very nice!


kavak - Dec 18, 2008 9:58 am Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2008

From Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!

While visiting CON EXPO in Las Vegas, my wife and I decided to hike this peak. It was also my first time at Red Rocks. This whole area gave me a reason to visit Las Vegas again.


recast - Nov 13, 2008 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2008

Fun & Easy Climb  Sucess!

Did this climb in the morning before work. Very easy but a lot of fun picking your own route to the top as the trail is not very defined.


BradBartick - Jul 12, 2008 10:23 pm

5 X in a day  Sucess!

Training for rim-rim-rim in Grand Canyon. Did TP 5 times non-stop with no sitting in one day to train. Have also done it 3 times in one day. Good little peak- quick elevation gain.


odogg0824 - Jun 12, 2008 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2008

Fun Ascent  Sucess!

Climbed with my fiance, brother, and sister. There was a lot of "choose your own adventure" on the way up. Virtually no wind at the top and terrific views in all directions. We saw a bighorn sheep on the way down, and had an overall great experience. Total time - 5 hours including 45 mins at the summit.

DayHikerJr - May 27, 2008 4:40 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Trail from Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!

With Mommy and Daddy. Not yet 9 months old, so Daddy carried me. It was about 50F with rain and wind on the summit, but I didn't cry.


mdougherty - Apr 24, 2008 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008

From Sandstone Quarry  Sucess!

Nice day, hiked up the trail with my Dad. Great views at the top.

justinjohnsen - Mar 14, 2008 12:11 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2008

First time at Red Rock  Sucess!

Had a morning free before I started a work conference in Vegas, so I went up to Turtlehead along the standard trail from Sandstone Quarry. Awesome scenery for a non-desert native.

Spied an inviting drainage leaving Turtlehead's south slopes into a slot canyon on the northwest side of the Calico Hills. It made for a fun descent and return to the car. The solid rock at the bottom of the gully was far preferable to the slippery stuff on the use trails up.


jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 7:02 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2000



ALSO CLIMBED: 11/2/00 11/15/01(FROM MY HOME IN SUMMERLIN) 11/30/01 2/28/02 12/24/02 4/25/03 3/9/05 2/16/08 1/17/09

from Calico Basin: 1/5/11, 12/7/11(via Grey Cap), 11/20/13 SE Ridge w/MB; 1/13/16, 2/15/16

bike/hike from home 10/18/12


WyoNative - Jan 30, 2008 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2007

Summit At Sunset  Sucess!

Descended with light of full moon; footing a little slick at night

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Jan 29, 2008 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2007

Red Rock Canyon NCA  Sucess!

Climbed with my buddy Wulf. Easy climb, great views of the Spring Mountains, Calico Hills, White Rock area.

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