Ascent of Cochise Head on 2017-04-22

Climber: Paul McClellan

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
Peak:Cochise Head
    Elevation:8113 ft / 2472 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Matthias Stender's excellent directions on

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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