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Panther Peak

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Offline Lance

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Panther Peak
« on: March 16, 2015, 03:11:43 PM »
Panther Peak is good, relatively easy peak to bag in the park.  We started from the Basin Road and headed east for the summit.  The route took us around the southern flanks and contoured up to the east-northeast side where there is good ramp to reach the summit.  The summit is pretty much solid rock, which I hadn't really experienced before on previous peaks.  After hanging out a big we headed back down the ramp and circled back to the north side and then down the western slopes of Panther.  Overall it was a nice hike and the bushwacking wasn't too bad, except for those steep arroyos at the very end before we reached the car. Sigh..

Here's some pictures/maps and a short video..

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West side of Panther Peak..


Approaching Panther Peak from the southwest side.


Southern summit of Panther.


At the base of Panther on the eastern side.  Wright Mountain (left-center) and Pummel Peak (center).


The ramp area on eastern side which gives access to the summit.


Panther Peak summit.


High-fives on the summit..


Looking into Pine Canyon.


Crown Mountain (left), Lost Mine Peak (center), and Pulliam Peak/Bluff (right)


View west of our route.


View of the ramp up Panther on the eastern side.


Descending the western slopes of Panther.


Some nice hard rock to scramble on the way down.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2016, 10:04:36 PM by Lance »

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Offline Homer Wilson

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Re: Panther Peak
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015, 03:22:55 PM »
And the summits keep coming. Are there more? Nice work! Where did you park?

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Offline Lance

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Re: Panther Peak
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 03:28:35 PM »
Where did you park?

We parked off the Basin Road, check out the web map to see where.  It would have been better to park a little more north up the road to avoid the two steep arroyos starting off.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2015, 02:06:31 PM by Lance »

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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: Panther Peak
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 09:06:57 PM »
And the summits keep coming. Are there more?
Yes, one more left.  Here's a hint..



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Offline 01ACRViper

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Re: Panther Peak
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2015, 08:28:58 AM »
not sure if i ever posted pictures from this climb... just posting it as an alternative route.

a friend and I climbed panther from the north, from the employee housing area.

the approach might be easier simply because you can follow a wash a large part of the way to the base






 


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