Coxcomb Mountains


By: Bill Henderson


26 members and aspirants visited the Coxcomb Mountains. The backpack idea turned out to be a good way to do the mountain. On previous trips, we had climbed Specter in one day from the car. This had left little time to enjoy this magnificent range. All but two of the party climbed Specter, which is still considered the high point of the range by a few feet. Dyadic posed rock climbing problems which only half of the party solved. There was a 4th class pitch and several airy ledges which led to the summit. We were happy to have some rock climbers turn out for the trip. We hope they enjoyed themselves.

The Desert Peaks Section has now named a number of peaks and canyons in various name-shy ranges. I guess its about time to see about making some of them official.

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