Box/Water Canyon, Gottlieb, and Access

Harlan WS
Dec 01, 2016

I wrote this page after seeing confusions about access.  In short, one can get to Box Canyon and Gottlieb Peak without treading on private land, and not necessarily by the routes one sees on PeakBagger.

See this link for a Dec 04/2016 LEGAL route up Gottlieb SE gully.

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Here's the main map,
of a trip I took Dec 01/2016.
I went counterclockwise.
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Symbolic baby seat
before Summerlin
Peak.
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Shedding Bighorn.
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We go up here.
There is a rabbit
hole route to avoid
scary stuff.
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I've dropped down 600',
and head west, I was
technically on Las Vegas
Ready-Mix land here, but
200' to the left and I would
be on BLM land. View SW.
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View S, where we
want to go.
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After passing by
a concrete dam,
one gets into the
canyon proper.
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The 1st ladder is
at left.
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View down
1st ladder.
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The 2nd ladder
is at right. This
one is overhanging;
if your pack is
substantial, you may
want to trail it from
a cord and haul it
up. else it will tilt
you backwards.
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Top of 2nd ladder
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The anchors at top
2nd ladder are
substantial and would
make a decent rap
anchor -- no
more than 20m
rope needed.
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Heading S. The
tree is about 20' high.
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At this obstacle,
the right
path is easy.
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Tree is again about
20' tall
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This is the major
obstacle; camera
is pointed up about
45 degrees.  This
is the left (east) side,
a slick chute.
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This it the right
side same obstacle.
It is a bit more
climbey and dumps
onto a class 5
boulder.
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I went left, wriggled
awkwardly. Then at
top I noticed a rap sling.
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Now I'm at the big
junction. I went
right (west).
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View back.
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Right side of
chockstone is easy.
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view back
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tabulate coral.
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Near top of Gottlieb.
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View back E over
Woody.
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I was surprised to read
Ed's comment.  I looked
hard for a register in 2004,
but found none.  I suspect
the cairn collapsed and
crushed his Gatorade
jar.
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View W
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Many attributed a
religious meaning to
Gottlieb ("God loves"
in German). Actually
I named it after a
former boss who
metaphorically "looked
down on Summerlin."
In 1999, we would go
outside and name these
peaks after our bosses as
a joke.
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Broader view W.
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Woody to E.
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Probably same sheep I
saw in morn, but had
moved about 0.2 miles.
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Vegas to E.