Ascent of Rabbit Peak on 2023-01-06

Climber: Whiley Hall

Date:Friday, January 6, 2023
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rabbit Peak
    Elevation:6640 ft / 2023 m

Ascent Trip Report

This route is full of rocky desert terrain. There’s a trail for only the first 5 miles of the standard DPS ridge route to Rabbit. The rest of the route has parts where it’s clear many have walked but too faint to consider helpful enough to call a trail.
The terrain is rougher and slower from Pyramid to Mile High and much easier/quicker moving on the standard ridge route for Villager/Rabbit.
Due to limited daylight hours this time of year I started off with Pyramid because I wanted to get the harder terrain out of the way first in case I had to finish in the dark, that way I’d have a straightforward trail to finish on. 2.5 L of water was just enough for me but most people might want to bring 4+. Stav used up his 4L doing this same loop in the opposite direction as me. He was initially only going for Rabbit but got peak jealous as we crossed paths around Villager and felt inspired to push on. He thought this loop was is best done with Pyramid first. I thought his route variation for Pyramid was better.
I was aiming to finish in 9 hours so I started with the strategy to run what I could and quickly stopped after stabbing my foot twice on Teddy-bear cholla, resulting in unpleasant and bloody de-thorning breaks.

We camped along Holly Rd the night before off Borrego Salton Sea Way; it’s 15 minutes from the TH.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10700 ft / 3261 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5006 ft / 1525 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:10700 ft / 3261 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5694 ft / 1735 m; Extra: 5006 ft / 1525m
    Loss on way in:5006 ft / 1525 m
    Distance:27.7 mi / 44.6 km
    Start Trailhead:946 ft / 288 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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