El Escorpión Park
El Escorpión Park Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing El Escorpión Park that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of El Escorpión Park, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
February 12, 2016
NPHighview from United States
El Escorpion Peak can be accessed directly from the neighborhood below, or via a trail that runs along Bell Canyon Road, or via a trail off of Vanowen at Valley Circle. The latter trail goes up the valley past the Cave of the Munits (or Shaman's Cave), and up the ridge line above and behind the cave to the peak.
A hike up to the peak and back down to the valley floor makes for a 3 1/2 mile out-and-back, but entails at least class 3 rock climbing at the peak.
February 24, 2013
Jeff Mintz from United States
This is the first mountain I ever climbed. The lower slopes are developed now, but the peak is still accessible at several points. It's not a difficult climb, but parts are steep. A relatively short hike about 1/2 mile, a great view of the valley, and a historic spiritual place!