Turtlehead Peak Climber's Log

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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.

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

Sandstone Quarry Route  Sucess!

Good early morning hike to start my day


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

Snowy...  Sucess!

Yup did it


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.

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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.

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