Ascent of Cochise Head on 2017-04-22
|Others in Party:||Michael Berry|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, April 22, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||8113 ft / 2472 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowed Matthias Stender's excellent directions on SummitPost.org: http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/991005
The unmaintained trail from the King of Lead Mine road to the SW Ridge is gradually disappearing, but was marked with aging orange flagging tape. It would be helpful for future climbers following this route to augment the flagging tape to keep the unmaintained trail well traveled.
On the upper ridge we generally stayed on the north side of the rock formations following the faint use trail. We traversed south around one of the rocks on the ascent but that was unnecessary.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3293 ft / 1002 m|
| Extra Gain:||715 ft / 217 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||8 mi / 12.9 km|
| Route:||King of Lead Mine, SW Ridge|
| Trailhead:||King of Lead Mine Trailhead 6250 ft / 1905 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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