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

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.


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


White Rock Peak dwarfs White Rock Spring Peak (mouse over)


The trailhead


Starting up


We are soon scrambling


Already we are enjoying this tiny peak


We soon climbed high enough to get some views


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 1:24,000 Topo (2.2 mi, 6020 ft, 1135 ft)

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