Ascent of Schwaub Peak on 1994-12-10

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Saturday, December 10, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Schwaub Peak
    Elevation:6440 ft / 1962 m

Ascent Trip Report

Note: One cannot now drive in as far as described in this 1994 report since a wilderness boundary stops travel after 6.1 miles.

From the junction of highways 190 and 178 at the Furnace Creek Inn take 190 SE for 5.4 miles to the dirt road leading to the Red Amphitheater. Reset your odometer and turn left onto this road. The road is good for 3.7 miles to the Hole-in-the-Wall and then it becomes rougher and 4WD is advised. Continue east and then gradually north into the area of the Red Amphitheater. The road will come close to a bluff on your left shown as point 3756 ft. and then turn NW which is different from what is shown on the topo. The road which did go to the NE at this point is non-exsistent. Stop at about 9.1 miles in a broad wash and park. Coordinates here are 529335E and 4032140N, NAD27. The road ends after about 10.5 miles in a narrow canyon. In "Death Valley Jeep Trails" by Roger Mitchell there is a description of driving this route on p. 9-10. 12/94 RLC
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