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Ascent of Waterman Peak on 2018-12-21

Climber: Paul McClellan

Others in Party:June Meyer
John Ohm
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, December 21, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Waterman Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:3830 ft / 1167 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a Southern Arizona Hiking Club trip led by John Ohm.

The jeep access road is North Waterman Mountain Road and is south off West Avra Valley Road. Follow North Waterman Mountain Road 2.6 miles south to the trailhead parking. The trail is a blocked primitive road. I recommend high clearance, 4WD, and good tires for traveling on North Waterman Mountain Road.

Follow the blocked road past a wildlife guzzler to a saddle at about 3220'. Leave the road and follow the SW Ridge north, then west to the NE side of the summit, then up easy slopes to the summit.

We visited a helicopter crash memorial plaque and cross to the NNE of the summit on our descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1370 ft / 417 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:SE Ridge
    Trailhead:Jeep Road  2460 ft / 749 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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