Whale Peak Climber's Log

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davidsanger

davidsanger - Jan 1, 2017 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2016

Crowded !  Sucess!

The two days before we hiked Signal Peak in Arizona and Eagle Benchmark in the Fish Creek Mountains and didn't see a single person. On Whale we saw five people so it was relatively crowded! But a lovely hike nonetheless, through high desert and granite boulders. Great views at the top. Did Pinyon as a bonus peak afterwards,

gimpilator

gimpilator - Dec 25, 2014 12:01 am Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2014

Pictograph route  Sucess!

Heather and I hiked up the longer route because it seemed more interesting. Afterward we hiked up Ghost Mountain and nearby Quake BM.

Trailboss88

Trailboss88 - Aug 26, 2012 4:24 pm

with my dad  Sucess!

Climbed this many years ago with my dad when I was a kid. Fun desert hike.

gavinfischer

gavinfischer - Feb 21, 2012 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2012

Pinyon Mtn Trail  Sucess!

Nice hike. I missed the turn at the top of the first gully so did some "bonus" climbing up the hummock to the north. Nice view from there too though...

bajaandy

bajaandy - Jan 29, 2012 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2012

Pinyon Mt. TH  Sucess!

Nice hike in the desert. Definitely need high clearance to bypass some large rocks on the way to the Pinyon Mt TH., but 4X4 was not needed. About 1:20 going up and just under an hour down. Some great looking boulders on the flatish bench just below the final summit slope. Would be a fun place to spend a day.

cab

cab - Feb 22, 2011 10:38 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2011

Pinyon Mtn. Trail  Sucess!

Snowy & cloudy all the way to the top. I was glad to have my GPS. Climbed Granite Mtn. # 2 in the afternoon.

Wild

Wild - Jan 18, 2011 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2011

Unknown Peak  Sucess!

Climbed down and up Smuggler Canyon then scrambled up the western ridge and camped just below the peak. Great sunset and morning view!

superdaddy - Dec 1, 2010 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2010

Pinyon Mountain Road Rt  Sucess!

I made it but just barely. I parked at 3.6mi along the road rather than the true trailhead and I took numerous inadvertent detours on the way up and the way down. 5 1/2 hours total.

bechtt

bechtt - Feb 20, 2010 6:59 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2010

From Pinyon Road  Sucess!

Nice warm down hike after several days in AB.

HeyItsBen

HeyItsBen - Feb 16, 2010 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009

Via pictographs  Sucess!

Fun hike w/some fun scrambling and great views.

harryquach

harryquach - Feb 5, 2010 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2010

Pinyon Mountain Rd Route

Great hike fine scrambling near the summit

Iron Hiker

Iron Hiker - Jan 29, 2010 2:07 am Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2010

Great morning exercise from the Pictographs  Sucess!

Hiked up in the morning, after spending the night at the trailhead - a very nice and quiet mountain. Great views and a sense of being "out there" in the desert. Hike took about 4 1/2 hours up and back - not bad.

SierraSunrise85

SierraSunrise85 - Jan 21, 2010 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2009

From Blair Valley to Top  Sucess!

Climbed Whale Peak while I was doing some car camping in the Blair Valley. This is one of the funnest hikes I have done in Anza Borrego, I enjoyed starting out in Blair Valley and hiking to the top from the west. Awesome panoramic views of Palomar Mountain, Mt Laguna and the Salton Sea. Great spot for bouldering and the Pinyon pines make lots of shady spots. Would consider returning for an overnighter.

sdhager

sdhager - Dec 9, 2009 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2009

Pictograph Trail  Sucess!

Nice day, after a recent snow.

ADK - Feb 14, 2009 5:26 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2009

Picto TH  Sucess!

Guided a group of co-workers up this one. 4th time up, this is a fav.

surgent

surgent - Mar 26, 2008 6:43 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2008

Wife injured herself... :(  Sucess!

Coming down the top she wrenched her back - took over 4 hours just to get down a mile. We were hiking into the night down the canyons. A nearby camper gave us a lift to our truck. What a day. We'll be back, probably try the pictograph route instead. see Whale Peak, March 2008.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Feb 29, 2008 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

From the west  Sucess!

Nice desert hike. Beautiful weather. Trip Report

bigbendbetty

bigbendbetty - Feb 18, 2008 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2008

From Pictographs  Sucess!

I went a little crazy at the sight of snow on the way up and the ensuing snowball fight caused my friend to run into a cactus.

NavySeabee

NavySeabee - Oct 22, 2007 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2007

Pinyon Mtn Trail  Sucess!

Great way to start the desert hiking season with favorable weather and fantastic views. They weren't kidding about the boulders in the road. My Honda Pilot was no match (or maybe it was my driving) and I was treated to an extra 4.5 miles of road walking.

pilz8

pilz8 - May 16, 2007 5:28 pm

New Years Day 1999

I climbed this peak with Jim Clint, Awesome climb beautiful desert scenery and pinyon pines!

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