Ascent of Weaver Peak on 2014-03-18

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Rick Hartman
Nick Scouras
Dave Foote
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Weaver Peak
    Elevation:6574 ft / 2003 m

Ascent Trip Report

Thanks to Rick Hartman for working with landowner Cliff Sorrells to obtain access for this one. Cliff is a good guy, and indicated that permission will generally be given to hikers who ask.

Thanks also to Rick for repeating this climb for the benefit of three of us who "needed" the peak.

The drive is from the state highway on Sorrell Ranch Road to the ranch house, where we "checked in" with Mrs. Sorrells so they knew we were on the property. We drove (4WD required) to the pond shown on the map and parked in the vicinity. I'm not sure the topo map shows the roads quite the way they are on the ground, but Mr Sorrells is happy to explain how to drive there.

See the GPS track for our route. We went up a bit more roundabout, and came down more directly. The former required a bit more route-finding, but the latter was a very brushy gully. This is a brushy hike, regardless - not bad if you grew up hiking in the Southern California chaparral, but pretty darn thick over a long distance for Arizona. The summit area is a bit rocky, but if it gets beyond class 2-3 you are off route. This hike is slower and more difficult than it looks on the map.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1774 ft / 539 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:Cattle paths through brush, and x-c
    Trailhead:Stock pond  5000 ft / 1524 m
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 48 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 20 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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