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Ascent of Big Horn Peak on 2015-12-06

Climber: Graeme Rankine

Date:Sunday, December 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Horn Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:3480 ft / 1060 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked the car at the CAP footbridge and headed towards the base of the peak. I came across the fenced off remains of a dwelling. I stayed to the right and followed the ridge line up. There were rock cairns in places. It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 60s. The cholla were very plentiful. I'm glad I wore sturdy boots, long pants and had a pair of leather gloves on the continuous rock and scree scramble on the way up to the summit. At the top of the first ridge line there is a flat section veering off to the left. I continued across the flat section for some time. Then went up the ridge line following the rock cairns to the right of the massive gully.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble



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