Ascent of Whipple Mountains High Point on 2019-12-14
|Others in Party:||Bill Carpenter|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, December 14, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||Whipple Mountains High Point|
| Elevation:||4130 ft / 1258 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA nice climb - we used Garrett McLean's track from the north. The road to the TH (Actually, the road to War Eagle No 1 Mine), had a few difficult places, an AWD or 4WD is needed. The Subaru Outback did quite well; early on, off the paved road, past a wash, there is a steep incline out of the wash. Otherwise, the road is not too bad. We camped on desert pavement close to the TH, arose early, walked past the mine and up the wash.
We entered the canyon, ascended some low angle waterfall pitches, and arrived at a saddle; from there, the route to the peak was to follow the ridge. There is some mile bushwhacking, be mindful of the cat's claw acacia, an innocent looking small tree that will leave you with welts if you are not looking.
A nice climb and great views of Lake Havasu City from the summit. The register was intact.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2655 ft / 809 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||10 mi / 16.1 km|
| Trailhead:||1475 ft / 449 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time:||2 Hours 20 Minutes|
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