Ascent of Tumacacori Mountains High Point on 2017-01-12

Climber: Paul McClellan

Others in Party:Gary Fabiano
Dean Feige
Bill Hiscox
George Jones
Anna Jones
June Meyer
John Ohm
David Stevenson
Will Whitaker
David Wrench
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, January 12, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tumacacori Mountains High Point
    Elevation:5736 ft / 1748 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a Southern Arizona Hiking Club (SAHC) hike.

Driving Directions:

From Tucson head south on I-19 and take Exit 29 (Tumacacori/Carmen). Turn West and zero your odometer.
0.0 The road turns to gravel and rock.
0.9 Continue Straight at a 4-way intersection.
1.7 Bear Left at a Y junction.
3.0 Parked our cars (3560 feet).

Continue hiking up the road until about elevation 4860 feet, then head directly up to the saddle at about 5400 feet on an unmaintained trail. Hike north along the ridge line, following a trail where you can find it. We ascended Peak 5675 and Tumac BM on the way to the Tumacacori Mountains High Point. From the summit we descended back to the trail and headed south, then very soon descended directly down an east-facing gully. This was at first rather open and fun, but was very steep and brushy lower. If you choose to descend this route be sure to turn left at a double pinnacle around 4750 feet or you will be cliffed out. Below the gully you can find an overgrown mining road - follow it back to the Rock Canyon Corral Road about 0.2 mile above our parking spot.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2601 ft / 792 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2601 ft / 791 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2576 ft / 785 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2176 ft / 663 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.7 km
    Route:Rock Corral Canyon & S Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Rock Corral Canyon Road  3560 ft / 1085 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2201 ft / 670 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2176 ft / 663 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Gain on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:East Gully
    End Trailhead:Rock Corral Canyon Road  3560 ft / 1085 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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