Peaks

 

52

 

 

Pursuers

 

114

 

 

Finishers

 

18

 

 

The 52 best peaks in the Las Vegas area as selected by local guru Branch Whitney for the "52 Peak Club". Designed for year-round pursuit featuring the best peaks in 3 areas: Red Rocks, Mount Charleston, and Lake Mead. Join up for some hikes with the Las Vegas Hiking Meetup and get details on all the peaks on Branch's sites www.hikinglasvegas.com and http://www.52peakclub.com

 

Highest peak

Charleston Peak

11,916 ft / 3,631 m

Most prominent peak

Charleston Peak

8,241 ft / 2,511 m

Most summited peak

Charleston Peak

231 summits

Most difficult peak

Charleston Peak

Class 2

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 3 peaks

Class 3/4 6 peaks

Top climbing months

June   12%

May   11%

August   9%

"11.25.18 Anniversary Narrows & Peak/Bowl of Fire Loop. Again!...11 miles, 2,300’ gain, 4:38hr. Since I knew the way, I did everything faster than yesterday for mountaineer conditioning and so I could be free to enjoy the ride and not stare at my gps device constantly. I also used Harlan’s Track that had more Bowl of Fire miles. It’s so stunning it’s obscene and there is complete solitude. I tried not to waste time taking too many pictures but it’s really hard to resist! I think I got pics of prehistoric animal and dinosaur prints, also a photo of Mtn Lion prints by a pool of water. I saw many " - Anniversary Narrows Peak, paula.raimondi, Nov 25, 2018
"11.24.18...10 mile, 2,500’ gain. Anniversary Narrows, Anniversary Narrows Peak, Bowl of Fire (and an impressive attempt of Murphy’s Peak)~Loop. For many years I’ve wanted to do this Peak and also see the narrows. I’m probably one of the only local runner/hikers who hasn’t been here. It was a beautiful warm day in the Desert. This area is so stunning. I came within 70’ ish of summiting Murphys Peak. It was the hardest climbing I’ve done without a handline. It is a loose messy mountain and I took an ascent route that was out of my league and skill set but I didn’t give up and kept at for as long" - Anniversary Narrows Peak, paula.raimondi, Nov 24, 2018
"Kraft Up & Over. I had taken this ascent route before, but not the descent down into Gateway Canyon. Matt, Erica, Henry, Kris, Amber & I all headed up the south gully to the summit. From there, Henry & Kris took a different way down, while the rest of us descended the north side of Kraft. We got cliffed out towards the bottom, but found a way down. This was a nice hike after not hiking for a while!" - Kraft Mountain, Kevin, Nov 10, 2018
"11.9.18...The most Epic Mountaineering Day of My Life. 10.5 Peaks, 11 miles, 4,200’ gain, 8hrs of sustained scrambling, traversing all the Calico Ridges in Red Rock in their entirety with Horse Peak as an extra credit (out of the way) running finale. I failed at one of the exposed go around corners along the way but I hope Harlan forgives me for backing down on that one. I did most of the hard stuff but I have my limits. My hands are completely bruised and battered and my hips and glutes are scraped clean of many layers of skin from crawling through sandstone all day. Thank you Harlan for keep" - Kraft Mountain, paula.raimondi, Nov 9, 2018
"11.9.18...The most Epic Mountaineering Day of My Life. 10.5 Peaks, 11 miles, 4,200’ gain, 8hrs of sustained scrambling, traversing all the Calico Ridges in Red Rock in their entirety with Horse Peak as an extra credit (out of the way) running finale. I failed at one of the exposed go around corners along the way but I hope Harlan forgives me for backing down on that one. I did most of the hard stuff but I have my limits. My hands are completely bruised and battered and my hips and glutes are scraped clean of many layers of skin from crawling through sandstone all day. Thank you Harlan for keep" - Turtlehead Jr, paula.raimondi, Nov 9, 2018