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Hiking Las Vegas Blog
How to get there: The trailhead is the same as Windy Peak, the Backside, which is off of Blue Diamond Highway.
Follow the wide trail up to the ridge. Instead of heading north toward Windy Peak, head south (right) and follow a path along the limestone ridge for about two miles. The path is well cairned, though faint in parts.
The last 0.5 mile is on standstone and mostly class 2. The peak comes in and out of view as you make your way to the summit boulder. The class 4 climb is near the tree and to the left of the obvious crack.
Distance: 5 miles - up and back
Elevation gain: ~1,500 feet
Time: 2 to 3 hours - up and back
Class: 4 (final climb onto the boulder)
Notes: There are two summits, but only the class 4 summit boulder has a sign in book. The other summit is class 2. The summit boulder has an anchor for the down-climb. Bring 40 feet of webbing. The webbing is double allowing the last person to use the webbing as he/she down climbs and then pull it.
This is a scenic hike as seen in the video below.
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV