Elevation: 7,038 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published January 2023
Peak 7038 is located almost due west of the magnificent spires of the Twin Sisters in the City of Rocks National Reserve. This is the second leg of a 2-peak adventure that includes Peak 7063 and Peak 7038. This journey covers 5.5 miles with 1,400 feet of elevation gain round trip. USGS Almo
Same as for Peak 7063. This is the final leg of a 2-peak journey.
North Ridge, Class 2
From the 6,540-foot connecting saddle with Peak 7063, head south then southwest to reach the base of the north ridge of Peak 7038. You must pass the right/west side of Point 6663 (another spire) on the way. Bash your way southwest up through open terrain in somewhat-thick sagebrush to reach the wide crest of the north ridge. Scramble south-southeast up the ridge crest through a pine-and-juniper forest to reach the cairned summit. There is a triangulation post nearby.
East Ridge, Class 2
From the summit, descend southeast (slightly) along the semi-open summit ridge briefly and, when it begins to drop more noticeably, leave the ridge to descend left/east. You will soon gain visibility through the junipers and reach some easy open scrub. Head down a shoulder that has an obvious rocky (and forested) bump on it (shown on the USGS topo map). Either climb up over the hump of quartzite blocks or skirt its right/south side to begin an open descent in sagebrush and scrub to reach the wide sagebrush basin below. Cross under a stiff cattle fence then cross a dry gully and head east to intercept the 2-track road that leads back to the climber’s parking area.