Ascent of College Peaks on 2020-04-16
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, April 16, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||6388 ft / 1947 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDriving directions:
** As of 2021-04-04 North and East College Roads appeared to be public access roads. They were not marked as "Private" or "No Trespassing". The side road I parked on was also unmarked. Please do not block these roads. **
From Douglas, Arizona, drive east on AZ Hwy 80.
0.0 At MP 380.4 Turn Right onto North College Peak Road.
0.5 Continue Straight past a pipeline road on your right.
0.9 Road Turns Right and becomes East College Peak Road.
1.0 Cross washes, recommend high clearance.
1.4 Turn Left onto a rough 4x4 road. Park here - the road becomes impassable in 0.1 mile.
** This route crosses private ranch land. Although I saw no "Private" or "No Trespassing" signs on my hiking route, nor did I cross any fences or pass through any gates, this may change in the future. **
Start by continuing south on the rough 4x4 road.
Bear slightly left to reach and ascend a steep ridge to just below the west face of North College Peak.
Descend south and follow the ridge towards South College Peak.
Ascend a steep rocky and brushy ramp on the left side of the summit cliffs.
Climb south just west of the ridgeline towards the summit, occasionally detouring further west as needed.
The summit is on the south end of the summit ridge by a communication tower.
On my return I descended further west of North College Peak to avoid extra gain.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2002 ft / 609 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2002 ft / 610 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4.3 mi / 6.9 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||1862 ft / 567 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1622 ft / 495 m; Extra: 240 ft / 73m|
| Loss on way in:||240 ft / 73 m|
| Distance:||2.1 mi / 3.4 km|
| Route:||N Slopes/N Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||4766 ft / 1452 m|
| Loss on way out:||1762 ft / 537 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1622 ft / 495 m; Extra: 140 ft / 42m|
| Gain on way out:||140 ft / 42 m|
| Distance:||2.2 mi / 3.5 km|
| Route:||N Slopes/N Ridge|
| End Trailhead:||4766 ft / 1452 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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