Ascent of Peak 6280 on 2022-01-27

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, January 27, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Peak 6280
    Elevation:6280 ft / 1914 m

Ascent Trip Report

Driving directions:

From AZ Highway 83 at MP 41.1 north of Sonoita (YMMV):

0.0 Turn South on Greaterville Road towards Madera Canyon.
3.2 Turn Right at a Y junction onto FR 62 towards Madera Canyon (road becomes dirt/gravel here).
5.0 Turn Right onto FR 231.
5.1 Bear Left to stay on FR 231 (high clearance required). Follow FR 231 at junctions.
6.3 Turn Left and park near junction with FR 4053.

If you drive 0.6 miles west on FR 4053 there is parking spots near a junction. This is otherwise a narrow road.

Peak 6280 is clearly higher than the point marked elevation 6290 to the south.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1240 ft / 376 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1240 ft / 376 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1040 ft / 316 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 840 ft / 256 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:S Ridge
    Start Trailhead:FR 231  5440 ft / 1658 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1040 ft / 316 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 840 ft / 256 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:S Ridge
    End Trailhead:FR 231  5440 ft / 1658 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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