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Crabby Appleton Peak (5D)

October 10, 2021 @ 6:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC-7

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*** Please read the whole hike description and answer the Question when you RSVP ***

New participants will be required to sign a Waiver similar to the Disclaimer below.

52 Peak Club members needing a specific Red Rock card(s) are encouraged to text me with the peak name and your availability and we’ll work out a date to post the hike for you.

This is one of the better scrambling hikes in Red Rock. The loop route starts with a hike across the desert, drops into the south fork of Pine Creek with lots of boulder scrambling, and then ascends to the peak from the west side with numerous class 3 and 4 obstacles including steep slabs, ledges and bee hives. The descent is off the east side and includes a very short fixed rope and some exposure.

Trailhead: Pine Creek (inside scenic loop)
Distance: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet
Summit: 5,380 feet
Class: 3 and 4
Exposure: yes
Difficulty: 3, advanced skills
Duration: 5.5 hours
Pace: moderate
Gear: approach shoes – yes; trekking poles – no; gloves – yes

All start on the Waitlist. The reason I became an Organizer is to help people get their cards so priority will only be given to those 52ers who need the card. If you wish to join and become a 52er the day of the hike, please text me at 702-515-9824 several days in advance. If you already have the card, you may be left on the Wait list due to group size limits.

52 Peak Club Information:
If you are a current 52er, the cost of the card is $5. If you want to join the 52 Peak Club, the cost will be $60 to join and $19.97 per month or $5 per card; your choice. Cards will be distributed at the peak. You do NOT have to be a 52er to sign up for this hike but due to group size limits you may be left on the Wait list if you’re not.

Please be respectful of others and be on time or you will be left behind.
Pace: You absolutely need to know your pace and ability levels.
Group Hiking: Always stay with the group and follow the leader.
Safety: Getting everyone through the hike safely is my number one priority.

We’ll meet in Red Rock Casino west parking garage, 3rd floor, northwest corner. From Hwy 215, take the exit for W Charleston Blvd, go east, make the first right turn into the property and that road will take you to the correct garage where we will form carpools for the drive to the trailhead.

If you have a Red Rock park pass, please bring it along with photo ID. If you have any questions; text me at 702-515-9824, send a meetup message or post a comment.

Hiking Classes
Know and understand the following classes of our hikes. Be sure you are comfortable with the posted class before signing up. Class 3: Scrambling with increased exposure. A rope can be carried but is usually not required. Falls are not always fatal. Class 4: Difficult obstacles or simple climbing with exposure.

Hiking Las Vegas Meetup leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The leaders of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant, including you, at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the leaders of this Meetup group.


October 10, 2021
6:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC-7


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