Ascent of Thimble Peak on 2013-04-01
|Others in Party:||Kathy Rich|
|Date:||Monday, April 1, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||6381 ft / 1944 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCurrent conditions of Titus Canyon Road was such that a high-clearance 2WD vehicle could easily drive the road. We parked at Red Pass, about 12.4 miles from the start of the Titus Canyon Road, and followed the use trail as it went along the ridgeline, dropped to a saddle at the base of the peak, then climbed the NE ridge of Thimble Peak. There were one or two high class 2 steps near the summit with some exposure. One of the nicer hikes to a peak in Death Valley with wonderful views from the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1781 ft / 541 m|
| Extra Gain:||350 ft / 106 m|
| Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Route:||Thimble Peak use trail|
| Trailhead:||Red Pass 5300 ft / 1615 m|
| Grade/Class:||class 2|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 20 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 10 Minutes|
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