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Ascent of Dos Cabezas Peaks on 2015-03-09

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Keith Christensen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, March 9, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dos Cabezas Peaks
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:8359 ft / 2547 m

Ascent Trip Report

My GPS was full of tracks, so I didn't turn it on until we arrived at the antenna sub-peak. It was over-writing my oldest tracks to lay down new tracks. We were well on BLM land when I turned on the GPS. How we got to this legal point on BLM land is a mystery but real peakbaggers can figure it out... To get up to the antenna, follow a use trail straight up the ridge. Once on the ridge, the brush thickens as you approach the summit rocks. Work your way on to a right-trending ridge and then up. I went off route on to some class 3-4 to enjoy the climb a bit more. It can be kept low class 3 if you don't mind the brush! Once on top of the south summit, we pondered how to descend to the north summit. We were probably off route as we ended up slinging a boulder to rap about 10 meters down the rock on the west side of the notch between the peaks. We weren't sure what to expect of the possible class 4 on the north peak, so it was a good thing that we brought the rope. We only used it to rap from the south peak and did not need it to ascend the north peak.

The scramble up the north peak was low class 3. There is a large coca cola carbonation canister on top of the peak. How did it get here? Somebody moved the register from the north peak to the south peak, so there are 2 registers on the south peak and none on the north peak - ridiculous!

Our descent route off the north peak was pretty well-used, but still brushy. You can keep the north summit low class 3 too if you don't descend off the south peak to get it.

It is pretty difficult to tell which peak is higher, so you better visit both. As we descended to the abandoned road, it began to snow a bit. Go figure.

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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3279 ft / 999 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Rope
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3279 ft / 999 m
    Trailhead:5080 ft / 1548 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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