Ascent of Pinkley Peak on 2011-11-24

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Jenn Blackie----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, November 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pinkley Peak
    Elevation:3145 ft / 958 m

Ascent Trip Report

Since there was plenty of daylight left and we were not tired after the easy trail hike up Ajo, we drove north from the visitor center to the end of the open section of the road where there is a pit toilet. We headed up Pinkley Peak, straight up the west ridge, which had a few easy Class 3 moves. The summit register was nearly empty and we were the first ascent in a year and a half. The sun set just as we arrived back at our car and we headed for the Campground to cook our Thanksgiving Feast! Happy Thanksgiving DPS style – a can of Bush’s Beans and a few bratwursts!!

Off to Mexico in the morning!

Link to pics of Ajo & Pinkley
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Pinkley Peak lit by a perfect Arizona sunset (2011-11-24). Photo by James Barlow.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1305 ft / 398 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1305 ft / 398 m
    Route:ESE Ridge
    Trailhead:1840 ft / 560 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Southern Arizona '11

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Ajo2011-11-24 a
2Pinkley Peak2011-11-24 b
3Volcán El Elegante2011-11-25 a
4Cerro Colorado2011-11-25 b
5Baboquivari Peak2011-11-26
6Kino Peak2011-11-27

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