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Ascent of Crossman Peak on 2021-01-22

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, January 22, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Crossman Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:5100 ft / 1554 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Eric Noel's (2011-12-16) very helpful driving instructions and Eric Kassan's (2011-03-19) GPS track to follow a high-clearance and rocky road to reach ample parking below the locked gate. FWIW here are my driving notes, adapted from Eric Noel's instructions:

Start at the junction of AZ Hwy 95 and Palo Verde South:
0.0 Turn East on Palo Verde South.
2.2 Turn Right on Kiowa across from the high school (watch for school zone speed limit).
5.3 Turn Right on Bison.
6.0 Pavement ends. Continue on dirt road past a hill and up onto a ridge (Eric Kassan’s GPS track starts about here).
7.3 Go Left of an old concrete foundation, descending into a wash.
7.5 Go Left and curl clockwise around 30' high gravel bump
7.6 Pass under powerlines.
8.4 Left at a fork into Falls Spring Wash (unsigned).
8.8 Left at a faint fork.
8.9 Left at a fork.
9.7 Right at a fork (left goes up a wash).
11.0 Park at ample parking beside a steep switchback climbing to the right. A locked gate lies out of view around the bend above.

A local mountain racer was training by making three laps up and down the road, but only went as far as the towers. I had the trail and summit to myself in low visibility, wind, and mist. No views, but it was a fun outing.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2220 ft / 676 m
    Extra Gain:155 ft / 47 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Road, ridge trail
    Trailhead:Falls Spring Wash parking area  3190 ft / 972 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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