This trail was my cup of tea and the summit was a 3-tiered plate of goodies to go with it! Stunning views! I didn't want to leave. Trail is very vague as most of this hike is climbing rocks. But you can't get lost! We pretty much made our own path. ❤
Up from WRS Peak. Tried to go down the east gully, not sure if I went the right way. Top of the gully was a battle through THICK brush. Should have worn pants... picked up the cairns down lower and it wasn’t as bad.
Up along the ridge, down through a deep, south facing gully. Class 3 with some Class 4, especially if you get off route.
Never found any use trail leading to the gully, but getting in was easy enough. Gully itself was very similar to First Creek Canyon, a battle all the way up. Route is well-cairned near the top where it matters. Descended the way we came. It snowed on us, great day.
2nd time in the area this year, did Tunnel Vision in the spring, and in the fall Purblind Pillar. Both are lovely routes.
Fun scramble, but with a lot of brush in the ascent gully. Straightforward route with cairns.
Class 3 route. Hot and dry.
did this hike solo - the ridge traverse from the north wasn't bad; however, the descent down into Willow Springs canyon was a little hairy - especially the second half after I lost the cairned route and the temperature was on the rise. It was good that I had a rope and plenty of water. It was unfortunate that I absolutely "shredded" the seat of my pants while coming down.
A good route finding scramble. Went up trailhead along Rocky Gap near Willow Springs parking lot. Plenty of cairns to keep you going and at least 2 fairly tall chimneys.
Been to the top 1 time, not sure the route, but it was hairy. Lots of bush wacking and route finding.
I don't think I have any desire to do this route again. The descent wasn't pleasant either.
Definitely was NOT a 15 minute descent hahaha. Props to RPC for the beta photos of the way back to the car.
Climbed with Branch Whitney. Ascend via Standard route then descend from South West chute.
Man, there are a lot of "non-tech" ways up, though some may involve class 5 and rotten, crumbly ss.
CLIMBED FROM WILLOW SPRINGS PARKING W/RICHARD N
OTHER VISITS 2/17/02, 3/3/07, 11/24/07, 5/29/08, 11/10/09 (tunnel vision with richard), 11/13/11, 2/10/13, 11/13/13, 11/23/14, 1/14/18, 5/26/19
One of the shortest and easiest scrambles in Red Rocks. No crowds.
A few photos: White Rock via West Chute
Fun little scramble. Watch out for rattlesnakes
Scrambled from the wash up to the ridge then across to the summit. A lot of fun on this route.
Climbed Group Therapy and Sandy Hole. The chimney in P3 of Sandy hole was a lot of fun. Many people do not try this moderate route (Sandy Hole), but I would highly recommend it!