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Rocko1
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2/2/2019
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Can someone tell me how much boulder scrambling there is going up this route? I have been a few time the normal route from Pinyon Mountain Rd. and want to try this route from the west.
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I don't recall any boulder scrambling, just route finding. At some point once you ascend the route from Pictograph you run into the normal pinyon mtn rd trail and you can just follow that. I suppose there could be some slight boulder scrambling, I just don't remember anything significant. Someone else on the forum may have more recent memories so please chime in.

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Buford
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2/2/2019
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I don’t remember much if any scrambling. Done that route a couple times, one of the few peaks I’ve repeated.

The canyon portion of the hike was the only place that some might call scrambling. From what I remember, there is usually a bypass up the canyon wall one way or another. It can get sketchy when snow covered and icy.


YMMV
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Rocko1
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2/3/2019
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Buford wrote:
I don’t remember much if any scrambling. Done that route a couple times, one of the few peaks I’ve repeated.

The canyon portion of the hike was the only place that some might call scrambling. From what I remember, there is usually a bypass up the canyon wall one way or another. It can get sketchy when snow covered and icy.


YMMV
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Thanks for the info. The usual route starts off with a nice scramble and I had read this route had some bouldering up the canyon. More curious than anything.
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Rocko1
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2/3/2019
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dsefcik wrote:
I don't recall any boulder scrambling, just route finding. At some point once you ascend the route from Pictograph you run into the normal pinyon mtn rd trail and you can just follow that. I suppose there could be some slight boulder scrambling, I just don't remember anything significant. Someone else on the forum may have more recent memories so please chime in.



https://caltopo.com/m/7TVE Here it the proposed route. I had thought here was some scrambling going up this canyon. I could have been mistaken.
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2/3/2019
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Fun hike from the west with great views on a clear day. Follow the drainage and work your way up the shoulder toward the peak. Best to go right now after a storm passes through. I was lucky and picked up water from snow patches on the way up. Post a report and photos. Cheers.
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Buford
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2/3/2019
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Rocko1 wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
I don't recall any boulder scrambling, just route finding. At some point once you ascend the route from Pictograph you run into the normal pinyon mtn rd trail and you can just follow that. I suppose there could be some slight boulder scrambling, I just don't remember anything significant. Someone else on the forum may have more recent memories so please chime in.



https://caltopo.com/m/7TVE Here it the proposed route. I had thought here was some scrambling going up this canyon. I could have been mistaken.
edited by Rocko1 on 2/3/2019


The link is the route I’ve done each time. There is probably some scrambling, it just wasn’t enough to be notable or memorable for me. That is why your mileage may vary. Sometimes there is a ducked route out of the canyon to meetup with the use trail, sometimes you travel high enough up Smugglers Canyon until you hit the other use trail.

I agree with Rockhopper.
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Rocko1
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2/4/2019
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Buford wrote:
Rocko1 wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
I don't recall any boulder scrambling, just route finding. At some point once you ascend the route from Pictograph you run into the normal pinyon mtn rd trail and you can just follow that. I suppose there could be some slight boulder scrambling, I just don't remember anything significant. Someone else on the forum may have more recent memories so please chime in.



https://caltopo.com/m/7TVE Here it the proposed route. I had thought here was some scrambling going up this canyon. I could have been mistaken.
edited by Rocko1 on 2/3/2019


The link is the route I’ve done each time. There is probably some scrambling, it just wasn’t enough to be notable or memorable for me. That is why your mileage may vary. Sometimes there is a ducked route out of the canyon to meetup with the use trail, sometimes you travel high enough up Smugglers Canyon until you hit the other use trail.

I agree with Rockhopper.



Thanks. I will check it out.
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2/5/2019
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Here is an alternative route if you are feeling adventurous....

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic155-whale-peak--inner-pasture--goat-cyn-trestle.aspx

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2/5/2019
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dsefcik wrote:
Here is an alternative route if you are feeling adventurous....

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic155-whale-peak--inner-pasture--goat-cyn-trestle.aspx



Now that looks like fun! Funny how it seems to be nearly the same mileage as the route I was planning through Smugglers Canyon-10 miles+/-.

What app/device are you using to create the graph of speed and distance traveled?
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2/5/2019
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Rocko1 wrote:
What app/device are you using to create the graph of speed and distance traveled?
That was just Google Earth

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