Ascent of Arrow Canyon Range High Point on 2013-10-13

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Others in Party:Dean Molen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 13, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Arrow Canyon Range High Point
    Elevation:5226 ft / 1592 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is an easy peak to approach. There is a new high transmission electric line along the west side of the peak. Directly west of the range high point is an access road from the highway that goes east towards the peak and then meets the road that parallels the transmission line. We turned right and drove down to a power pole site that was directly west of the gully we wanted to climb. Dean didn't want to car camp the night before the climb under the power lines because he had left his tinfoil hat at home. I convinced him that it was safe and we camped.

The next morning we hiked across the desert and into the gully. No real problems encountered climbing the gully except lots of rock hopping. We eventually topped out on the ridge at about 4,300 ft. From that location we could almost see the summit to the north. Our beta info for the peak told us not to climb the black rock higher on the ridge, but to traverse below it to another gray gully that ascended towards the summit. This gully was rockier than the lower gully but seemed to be easier than doing a rock climb on the black rock on the ridgeline. At the top of the gully, we went left around a big vertical rock outcropping and soon could see the high point ahead. Great views from the summit. This is really a desert hike reminding me of many peaks in the Mojave Desert.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2526 ft / 770 m
    Elevation Loss:2526 ft / 770 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2526 ft / 770 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:West Side Gully
    Trailhead:2700 ft / 822 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2526 ft / 770 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Trailhead:2700 ft / 822 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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