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Ascent of Pusch Ridge Wilderness High Point on 2019-11-26

Climber: Daniel Coulter

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Pusch Ridge Wilderness High Point
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:9000 ft / 2743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Access: I did this as a bonus high point during my ascent of Mount Lemmon. For access details, please see my Mount Lemmon trip report.

The Climb: After bagging Mount Lemmon, I made the short trip over to this high point (because why not?). It is just a simple 10 minute detour along an access road for the radio towers nearby. The high point seems to be right next to one of the comm towers, so I tagged it and got out of there.

My Thoughts: Not a destination in itself, but is easy to add on to a trip up Mount Lemmon. I agree with Dennis Poulin's claim that this is the ugliest wilderness high point in America.

I am always looking for climbing partners, so feel free to contact me if you want to team up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:46 ft / 14 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Service Road
    Trailhead:Ski Run Road  9046 ft / 2757 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Lemmon

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Lemmon2019-11-26 a802 ft / 244 m
2Pusch Ridge Wilderness High Point2019-11-26 b46 ft / 14 m
Total Trip Gain: 848 ft / 258 m    Total Trip Loss: 848 ft / 258 m



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