Sheephead Mountain, Jubilee Mountain, Ibex Peak, Coffin Peak
By: Walt Wheelock
SCOUTING FOR THE D.P.S. GUIDE by
The weekend of February 25-26 was spent solo scouting the Ibex Range and the south end of the Black Mountains, east of Death Valley.
Sheephead Mtn. (4270') was climbed from Salisbury Pass. This peak with its pink buff, red and black bands of tuff, rhyolite and basalt is about the most beautiful small desert peak that I have climbed. Rockhounds would be interested in the chalcedony float and broken geodes that litter the slopes. The rather rough ridge, which promised a rather difficult 1000 feet climb, opened up so that a route could be found to its craggy summit, with a magnificent view of Pahrump Valley and the Nopah Range.
Other peaks climbed were Jubilee Mtn. (2527'), Ibex Pk. (4552') and Coffin Pk. (5503'), the latter two in a rather stiff gale.
We are now scouting for Part II of the DPS Guide, which we hope to print in 1963. Over half of the peaks have been scouted, but we would like dope on the following peaks. If you have climbed these, would like to climb any, or know of anybody who has, please drop a line to Walt Wheelock, 1129 E. Palmer, Glendale, California.
Peaks listed from north (US 6) to south (US 466):
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