Ascent of Peacock Peak on 2018-04-02

Climber: Connor McEntee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, April 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peacock Peak
    Elevation:6292 ft / 1917 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ken Jones' route is the way to go, and Dean Gaudet's GPS track for the approach makes navigating easy. The road is in great shape all the way to where the county stops maintaining it. From there it gets rockier. I stopped at a large turnout, though it turns out that the roughest section of the road is before where I stopped. The end of the road also has a nice turnaround.

This was my first Arizona desert peak. There's lots of spiky vegetation, and I was impaled a few times. I was surprised that I didn't run into a rattlesnake since it seemed that the terrain and temperatures were perfect for them.

The summit was nice, and fortunately, clouds came out cooling down temps for the descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1741 ft / 530 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1741 ft / 530 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1657 ft / 505 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1573 ft / 479 m; Extra: 84 ft / 25m
    Loss on way in:84 ft / 25 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Turnout  4719 ft / 1438 m
    Time:1 Hours 2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1657 ft / 505 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1573 ft / 479 m; Extra: 84 ft / 25m
    Gain on way out:84 ft / 25 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:West Ridge
    End Trailhead:Turnout  4719 ft / 1438 m
    Time:48 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Connor McEntee
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