Ascent of Copper Mountains High Point on 2019-01-13

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, January 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Copper Mountains High Point
    Elevation:2888 ft / 880 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took the same gully as Richard Hensley and like him climbed the dam on the left side. Above that I generally kept to the climbers right above the bottom of the gully which allowed me to bypass many large/huge boulders choking the gully. I did find the old summit notepad wedged between two large blocks on the summit, but no jar or pencil and I had neither. The last entry was dated 12-14-14. I placed the notepad under the red can and secured it with a rock.

Driving Directions (YMMV):

0.0 Take Exit 42 (Avenue 40E) at Tacna, AZ. Turn south on Avenue 40E.
2.0 Enter the Western Barry M. Goldwater Range. Turn Right.
5.4 Turn Left at a Y junction (Bakers Tank is on your right).
5.8 Bear Left at a Y junction (stay on the major road).
8.7 Continue Straight (a road merges from the left) at S-76.
12.8 Continue Straight at junction F6.
13.3 Arrive at juntion F7 (a large turnaround and three-way junction).
I camped here. I reset my odometer.

0.0 Take the middle junction to the SSW into the Copper Mountains.
0.5 Turn Left at a Y junction (F7A), signed for Betty Lee Tank.
1.6 Continue Straight (there is a road to the left).
1.7 Cross a wash.
1.8 Ample parking here.
2.1 I parked here. I could have continued further to near the mouth of the east gully.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1908 ft / 581 m
    Extra Gain:60 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:E Gully/S Ridge
    Trailhead:Near Betty Lee Tank  1100 ft / 335 m
    Route Conditions:
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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