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Ascent of Hualapai Peak on 2018-01-04

Climber: Connor McEntee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, January 4, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hualapai Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:8417 ft / 2565 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was looking for something with prominence that I could snag on my way back to SoCal that was also accessible with a Honda Fit. Hualapai fit the bill, and I ended up very much enjoying this peak. It's surprisingly beautiful, and I only encountered crowds down low near Aspen Peak. I imagine that there is also decent rock climbing in the area too.

Anyway, I spent the night at one of the campsites in the country park and got an early-ish start the next morning. No snow or ice made for easy going all the way to base of the summit. Much of this is on an old forest road that takes a slightly circuitous route, but is otherwise easy going. There are a couple of ways up the 200ft summit block. I took the obvious path through the brush on the north side. The use trail is so well established that there isn't any bushwhacking. At only one or two points I might have carelessly brushed up against something prickly. The rock is solid and a few minutes put me on top adjacent to the highest point which is a rock block. Some people are calling this final step class 4, which is not unreasonable considering there is some exposure. Though, it can be bypassed via friction walking on a slab around to the north, which is what I did on the descent.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2466 ft / 751 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2466 ft / 751 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3/4
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2019 ft / 615 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1671 ft / 509 m; Extra: 348 ft / 106m
    Loss on way in:348 ft / 106 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Potato Patch East/Hualapai Peak Road
    Start Trailhead:Hualapai Mountain Park Trailhead  6746 ft / 2056 m
    Time:1 Hours 21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2118 ft / 645 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1671 ft / 509 m; Extra: 447 ft / 136m
    Gain on way out:447 ft / 136 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Potato Patch West/Hualapai Peak Road
    End Trailhead:Hualapai Mountain Park Trailhead  6746 ft / 2056 m
    Time:1 Hours 16 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Connor McEntee
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