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Ascent of Quartzite Peak on 2021-03-21

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Sunday, March 21, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Quartzite Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:5121 ft / 1560 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked near Copper Hill Tank and went up the slopes toward Peak 4916, but I traversed so as to reach the saddle, then up to the top. Easy but steep, lots of grass and rock, but not difficult. I came down a slope parallel to my ascent slope, this one aiming more toward the tank. Took 60 minutes up, 45 down.

Road in (Copper Cyn Road) is good, most vehicles should be able to handle it. Gets a little rocky in spots but nothing too bad except for the tiniest vehicles.

Pretty area, enjoyable climb.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:941 ft / 286 m
    Total Elevation Loss:941 ft / 286 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:941 ft / 286 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:SW slopes, S ridge
    Start Trailhead:FR224  4180 ft / 1274 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:941 ft / 286 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:SW slopes
    End Trailhead:FR224  4180 ft / 1274 m



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