Ascent of Pinnacle Ridge on 2017-03-25

Climber: Paul McClellan

Others in Party:Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Adam Humphreys
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 25, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pinnacle Ridge
    Elevation:7550 ft / 2301 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked just beyond the Forest Service gate near Sand Tank. We tried to roughly follow Richard Hensley's route description (2016-04-23). His description of the summit pinnacle was very helpful.

Driving Directions to Trailhead #66 (Sand Tank)
0.0 Turn West onto Klondyke Road from US 70 NW of Safford.
19.6 Pass sign "SAND TANK 4 -> TRAIL 66 4 ->"
Just past the sign turn right. Zero your odometer.

0.0 Turn right onto the road leading towards Sand Tank/Trail 66.
0.7 Camping on the left.
0.8 Camping on the left.
1.7 Turn right at a Y junction. This is signed Road 677.
2.2 Pass through a gate.
2.3 Continue straight on Road 677 at a junction with a road leading to the left.
The road to the left leads to Devils Tank. Camping on the right.
3.2 Pass through a gate.
3.9 Pass through a gate and enter USFS. Park just beyond the gate.
The road continues as Trail 66.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2270 ft / 691 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2270 ft / 691 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2270 ft / 691 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Start Trailhead:Sand Tank  5280 ft / 1609 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2270 ft / 691 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    End Trailhead:Sand Tank  5280 ft / 1609 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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