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Peaks For Freaks is a repository of route descriptions for hikes, climbs, and mountaineering routes which I have completed in the western United States (mostly California). The purpose of this site is to encourage hiking, climbing, and mountaineering by providing detailed route documentation. All trip reports contain maps, stats, and labeled photos. I started this site in 2013, so I am currently trying to catch up on previous reports. If you would like me to write a report which hasn't been written yet, or suggest edits for existing reports, please contact me at eric.jsc@gmail.com. 

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MOST RECENT REPORT
Live Freel Or Die Traverse
Date climbed: April 11-12, 2015
Date posted: May 28, 2015






















2015 peaks
Live Freel Or Die Traverse (4/11-4/12)
Meeks Traverse (4/4-4/5)
Mt. Laguna, Cuyapaipe Peak, Stephenson Peak, Lyons Peak (3/28)
San Miguel Mountain (3/25)
Canyon Point (3/22)
Keynot Peak, Mt. Inyo (3/21)
"Waddell Peak," Chalk Mountain, The Chalks, "Gazos Peak," McAbee Mountain (3/1)
Mt. Sutro (2/21)
Crystal Range Traverse (2/14-2/16)
Ventana Triple Crown (1/31-2/1)
Crystal Range Traverse [failed attempt] (1/17-1/19)
Mission Peak, Mt. Allison, "Scott Peak," Monument Peak, Goat Rock, Rose Peak, Discovery Peak via Ohlone Trail (1/10)

2014 peaks
Split Mountain East (12/31)
Lone Pine Peak via Northeast Ridge [failed attempt] (12/27-12/30)
Gerhardt Peak (12/21)
Windy Point, Pass Benchmark, "Addition Peak," San Jacinto Peak via Windy Point Ridge (12/20)
"Homer's Zit," "Eden Peak," Homers Brow, Homers Nose, Cahoon Rock (12/6-12/7)
Mt. McAdie, "Crabtree Point," Mt. Newcomb, Mt. Chamberlain, Crabtree Crags (11/27-11/30)
Ahwiyah Point (11/15)
Fernandez Traverse (10/18-10/19)
"White Rock Peak," Kern Peak, "Stringer Peak," Three Rocks, West Rock, "Sidehill Peak," Doc Peak (9/20-9/21)
The Minster, Deerhorn Mountain, Northwest Horn (9/13-9/14)
"Two-Fingered Pinnacle," "Sidewalk Tower," Middle Palisade (9/6-9/7)
Milestone Mountain, Milestone Mesa, Kern Ridge West, Kern Ridge East, Kern Point (8/30-9/1)
Mt. Anna Mills (8/24)
Lone Pine Peak, Rosco Peak (8/23)
Gambler's Special (8/22)
Courte-Echelle (8/21)
Striped Mountain South, Striped Mountain (8/20)
Divide Benchmark, Matthes Peak (8/19)
Langille Peak, Chocolate Peak (8/18)
Pointless Peak, Patricia Peak, Red Mountain (8/17)
Donohue Peak, Mt. Andrea Lawrence, Koip Crest Peak, Blacktop Peak, Mt. Frandom, Kuna Peak, Koip Peak, Parker Peak, Mt. Wood (8/16)
Slide Mountain (8/15)
Kaweah Gap/Big Arroyo/Elizabeth Pass area (8/6-8/11)
"Latopie Peak," Leavitt Peak, "McKay Peak," Stanislaus Peak, Sonora Peak (8/2)
Mt. Whitney via East Buttress (7/19)
Blackcap Traverse (7/13-7/17)
Mt. Humphreys (7/12)
Aperture Peak, Peak 13218, Picture Puzzle (7/6)
Bear Creek Spire via North Arete (7/5)
Hilton Peak, Mt. Stanford, Esha Peak, Mt. Morgan (7/4)
Mt. Sill via Swiss Arete, Mt. Robinson (6/28-6/29)
Muir Peak, Mt. Rainier, Anvil Rock, The Sugarloaf, McClure Rock (6/15-6/17)
San Bernardino East Peak, Anderson Peak, Shields Peak, Alto Diablo (6/7)
Deerhorn Mountain, Mt. Stanford, Gregory's Monument (5/31-6/1)
"Bago Buddy Peak," Mt. Baxter, Acrodectes Peak, Oak Peak (5/24-5/26)
Striped Mountain, Goodale Mountain (5/17-5/18)
Temple Crag, Buck Mountain, Mt. Alice (5/3)
Eagle Peak, Lillian Hill, Peak 3722, Sill Hill, Mineral Hill, Ant Benchmark, Sunshine Mountain, Millie Peak (4/27)
Mighty U Traverse (4/19-4/20)
Wilson Butte, Obsidian Dome (4/12)
Mt. Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, Sawmill Mountain West, Grouse Mountain, Cerro Noroeste (3/22)
Folly Ridge (3/15)
Avawatz Peak (3/9)
Needle Peak, Peak 4117, "Mengel Peak," Manly Peak (3/8)
Square Top, Hot Springs Mountain, Corral Benchmark (3/2)
Corkscrew Peak, Death Valley Buttes (2/23)
Grapevine Peak, Peak 8054, Mt. Palmer (2/22)
Waucoba Mountain (2/17)
New York Butte (2/16)
Pleasant Point, Cerro Gordo Peak, Buena Vista Peak, Nelson Range High Point (2/15)
Forgotten Point, Keynot Peak, Mt. Inyo (2/14)
Devair Benchmark, Brown Peak, "Little Brown Peak," Peak 4210 (2/9)
Pyramid Peak, "Trapezoid Peak," Eagle Mountain (2/8)
Viejas Mountain, Gaskill Peak, Lawson Peak (2/2)
Pata Peak South, Pata Peak North, Silverdome, "Silverdome II," Rock Mountain, San Vicente Mountain, "Little Vicente," El Cajon Mountain (2/1)
Palms Benchmark, Elder Benchmark, Elder North, Collins Benchmark, Peak 4695, Knob Benchmark, Knoblet Peak (1/25)
Butterfly Peak, Gold Hill, Rock Point, Little Cahuilla Mountain (1/18)
Son 2 Benchmark, Son Benchmark, Oak Benchmark, "Paine Peak," Cemetery Hill, Easy Benchmark (1/12)
Bonita Peak, Iron Mountain, Peak 3529, Glendora Mountain (1/11)
Wild Horse Peak, Agua Benchmark, Eagle Crag, Agua Tibia Mountain (1/4)

2013 peaks
Gasp and Groan Traverse [failed attempt] (12/31)
"South Wing Peak," "La Rumorosa Peak," Blue Angels Peak (12/30)
Dawns Peak, "Little Buck Peak" (12/29)
Split Mountain West, Split Mountain (12/28)
Blue Ridge Peak, Pine Mountain Ridge, Wild View Peak, Dawson Peak, Pine Mountain, Wright Mountain (12/25)
Lookout Mountain, Peak 6930, West Baldy, Mt. Baldy, Mt. Harwood, Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, Timber Mountain (12/23)
Old Woman Mountain, "Willow Spring Peak," Amboy Crater (12/21)
"Arch Pinnacle," Signal Peak, Ten Ewe Mountain (12/15)
Castle Dome Peak (12/14)
Laurel Mountain, Bloody Mountain (11/26-11/27)
Mt. St. Ellen's, Jean Peak, San Jacinto Peak via Cactus to Clouds (11/23)
"Startip Peak," "Alsace Peak," Pilot Knob, "Horton Peak," Four Gables, Four Gables Southwest Peak, "Rust Peak" (11/16-11/17)
Colosseum Mountain, Mt. Cedric Wright (11/10-11/11)
Towne Benchmark, Peak 6500, Panamint Butte (11/9)
"Tachevah Peak," Miller Peak, San Jacinto Peak via Tachevah Ridge (11/2)
Sawtooth Peak, Needham Mountain, Pseudo Rainbow, Florence Peak, Peak 12146, Peak 11783 (10/26-10/27)
Mt. Senger (10/19-10/20)
Sirretta Peak, Peak 9980 (10/13)
Rockhouse Peak, Taylor Dome (10/12)
Milestone Mountain, Polychrome Peak (9/14-9/15)
Tombstone Peak, Old Rocky Peak, Devils Anvil Peak, Bottle Peak (9/7)
Seven Summits of San Jacinto (8/31)
Smatko Peak, Mt. Guyot (8/24)
Diamond North, Diamond Peak (8/22)
Mt. Ickes, Mt. O'Burley (8/21)
Mt. Prater, Mt. Bolton Brown, Twin Peaks (8/20)
Muriel Peak, Keyhole Plateau, Mt. Marshall (8/19)
Black Giant, Black Divide, Mt. McDuffie (8/18)
Mt. Morgan, Twelve Flags Peak, Broken Finger Peak, Adamson Point (8/17)
Crown Point, Cirque Mountain (8/16)
Mt. Lyell, Peak 12767, Estel Tower III, Andevetom Mountain, Peak 12540 (8/10)
Kristels Point, Mt. Pickering, Joe Devel Peak, The Major General, Trailmaster Peak, Peak 12525 (8/3-8/4)
Cirque Peak, Army Pass Point (7/27)
Ramu Horn, Two Eagle Peak, Gendarme Peak (7/26)
Mt. Wallace, Mt. Haeckel, Peak 13080, Picture Peak (7/24-7/25)
Peak 12640, Mt. Gilbert, Peak 12148, Mt. Johnson (7/23)
Mt. Goode, Mt. No Goode, Hurd Peak (7/22)
Mt. Carl Heller, Barnard East, Mt. Barnard, Trojan Peak (7/19-7/21)
Mt. Islip, Sadie Hawkins, South Mt. Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, Mt. Hawkins, Copter Ridge, Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham, Mt. Baden Powell (7/14)
Kehrlein Minaret, Mt. Ritter, Mt. Davis, Banner Peak (7/4-7/6)
Kearsarge Peak, Dragon Jaw Peak (6/29)
Koip Peak, Kuna Peak (6/28)
Thor Peak, Mt. Russell, Mt. Morgenson, Tunnabora Peak, The Cleaver, Mt. Carillon (6/26-6/27)
Bald Mountain, Wheeler Peak (6/22)
Mt. Gould, Dragon Peak, East Vidette, Mt. Bago, Mt. Rixford (6/15-6/16)
"One Horse Peak," Black Mountain, San Jacinto Peak via Snow Creek Trail (6/8)
"Tuttle Peak," Mt. Langley via Northeast Couloir (5/11- 5/12)
Pipsqueak Spire, Mt. Dade (5/4- 5/5)
Black Mountain, Diamond Peak, Mt. Mary Austin (4/20- 4/21)
Clark Mountain, Clark Junior (4/14)
Cockscomb Peak, Mummy Mountain, Lee Peak, Charleston Peak, Griffith Peak (4/13)
Harvard Peak, San Jacinto Peak via Leatherneck Ridge (3/31)
Lookout Mountain, Ken Point (3/30)
Coyote Mountain, Rabbit Peak, Villager Peak (3/23)
Backus Peak, "Deception Peak" (3/17)
Kid Mountain, Big Kid Mountain (3/16)
Cornell Peak, San Jacinto Peak, Folly Peak, Miller Peak (3/10)
Bald BM, "Last Minute Peak," Pinto Mountain (3/9)
Stepladder Mountain (3/3)
"Sheep Poop Mountain," Sheep Hole Mountain (3/2)
Mile High Mountain, Villager Peak, Rabbit Peak, Zosel BM, Crab BM (2/23)
New York Mountains HP (2/10)
Orocopia Mountains HP, Monument Mountain (2/9)
Rosa Point, Marble Peak, Pyramid Peak (2/3)
Jacumba Peak, Sombrero Peak (2/2)
Cucamonga Peak (1/27)
Fortuna Mountain, South Fortuna Mountain, Kwayy Payy (1/12)

2012 peaks
Charleston Peak, Griffith Peak (12/24- 12/25)
Mopah Point, Umpah Point (12/23)
Jean Peak, San Jacinto Peak via Cactus to Clouds (12/15)
Bloody Mountain, Laurel Mountain [Failed Attempt] (12/8- 12/9)
Granite Mountain, Kelso Dunes HP (12/1)
Mt. Morgan South (11/24- 11/25)
Quail Mountain (11/20)
Spectre Peak, Aqua BM (11/19)
Tahquitz Peak, Red Tahquitz (11/17)
Granite Mountain (11/11)
Pinyon Mountain, Ghost Mountain (11/10)
Landells Peak, Divide Peak, Marion Mountain, Jean Peak, San Jacinto Peak, Miller Peak via Cactus to Clouds to Cactus (11/3)
Lone Pine Peak (10/27)
Seven Gables (10/20- 10/21)
Cornell Peak, San Jacinto Peak, Miller Peak via Cactus to Clouds to Cactus (10/13)
Half Dome, Liberty Cap (10/6)
The Hunchback, Vagabond Peak, Cloudripper, failed attempt of Picture Puzzle Peak (9/29)
Mt. Baldwin, Red Ridge Summit (9/15)
Mt. Ruskin, Split Mountain, Mt. Prater (9/1- 9/3)
Mt. Whitney, Mt. Muir, Mt. Irvine (8/27)
Mt. Agassiz, Columbine Peak, Panorama Peak (8/18- 8/19)
Mt. Mendel (7/29)
Mt. Ritter (7/28)
Mt. Lyell, Mt. McClure (7/21)
Mt. Goddard, Sidetrip Peak (7/14- 7/15)
Mt. Lassen (7/5)
Mt. Shasta (7/4)
Mt. Agassiz (7/1)
Mt. Sill, Apex Peak, Mt. Gayley (6/29- 6/30)
Arrow Peak (6/23- 6/24)
Mt. Dana, Mt. Gibbs, Parker Peak, Koip Peak (6/16)
White Mountain Peak, Mt. Barcroft (6/15)
Mt. Darwin (6/13- 6/14)
Middle Palisade (6/9- 6/10)
Merriam Peak, Royce Peak (5/27- 5/28)
Banner Peak (5/19)
Snow Creek Trail to Mt. San Jacinto (5/12)
Villager Peak, Rabbit Peak (5/5- 5/6)
Owens Peak (4/21)
Jean Peak, San Jacinto Peak (4/15)
Mt. Gower (4/7)
Yaqui Peak, Sunset Peak (3/31)
Mt. Charlton (3/24)
Mt. Baden Powell, Mt. Burnham, Throop Peak, Mt. Hawkins, Mt. Islip (3/10)
Awestruck Peak, Millie Peak via Awestruck Traverse (3/3)
Lizard Peak (2/18)
Nolina Peak (1/29)
Whale Peak via Nolina Wash (1/28)

2011 peaks
Indianhead Peak (12/31)
Ode BM, Kay BM, San Ysidro East Peak (12/24)
Mt. Baldy (11/25)
Spectre Peak (11/12)
San Jacinto Peak via Cactus to Clouds (11/5)
San Jacinto Peak via Humber Park (10/22)
Lawn Chair Peak (10/16)
Pine Mountain, Mt. Baldy, West Baldy (10/1)
San Jacinto Peak via Cactus to Clouds to Cactus (9/11)
Spitler Peak, Apache Peak, Antsell Rock, South Peak, Red Tahquitz, Tahquitz Peak (8/26- 8/28)
San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trail (7/24)
Mt. Shasta (6/25- 6/26)
Mt. San Gorgonio (4/24)
Stonewall Peak, Mt. Cuyamaca (4/10)
Mt. Cuyamaca (4/2)
Mt. Baden Powell (3/20)