Ascent of Vulture Peak on 2017-12-23

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, December 23, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Vulture Peak
    Elevation:3660 ft / 1115 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a pleasant surprise. Nice little leg-stretcher to break up a drive or fill out a day. And only 10 miles from Wickenburg and car accessible. 4WD HC can cut out the first 1.2 mile if you can navigate the unsigned roads to get to a higher trailhead. Well-constructed trail up to a saddle, then most of last 220 ft up is steep and easy class 3 up a chute. Views from Weaver Pk to the Four Peaks to Mt Lemmon. Seems to be Wickenburg's little secret. This mountain range HP had only 1 peakbagger entry this year, but I saw 20 others on my 2 1/2 hr hike. My level showed the north peak about 5 ft higher than the south one that has the benchmark.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1530 ft / 465 m
    Extra Gain:180 ft / 54 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Vulture Pk Trail
    Trailhead:Vulture Pk TH  2490 ft / 758 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:bkn cirrus; viz 100mi; lgt winds; pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:49 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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