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White Rock Springs Peak
Red Rock Canyon NCA, Nevada
November 6, 2010

Distance: 3.5 km (2.2 mi)
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 376 m (1234 ft

White Rock Springs Peak may not be on the top of anyone's peak list in Red Rocks, but the short trip packs a lot of variety along with interesting scenery. Starting at the base of the peak, Dinah and I ascended the southeast ridge, following it to the summit. The route is mostly class 2 with a bit of class 3 on the final section but no exposure.

KML and GPX Tracks

Feral mules are rarely spotted in Red Rock Canyon so we were fortunate to see them on our way to the trailhead

Feeding the mules is illegal but no one says you cannot pet them

White Rock Peak dwarfs White Rock Spring Peak

White Rock Spring Peak

The trailhead

Starting up the ridge

We are soon scrambling

We soon climbed high enough to get some views

Already we are enjoying this tiny peak

Calico Hills in the background

Higher up, boulders gave way to rock and vegetation

Heading to the false summit

True summit is on the left

Blue Diamond Hill in the background. The tree is only knee high.

View of the valley

Le Padre and La Madre

Heading to the summit

Eyeing the way there

I tried to climb over this rock but there was a drop-off on the other side

We dropped down on the right side and found more forgiving terrain here

On the summit

La Madre Mountain (2.2 mi, 6020 ft, 1135 ft)

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