Ascent of Hualapai Peak on 2018-05-23

Climber: David Sanger

Others in Party:Andrew Kirmse
Date:Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hualapai Peak
    Elevation:8417 ft / 2565 m

Ascent Trip Report

Admission to the Hualapai Mountain County Park is now $7 for day use. There was no ranger and no change so we left $10 in the envelope.

The main trail in the park is the Potato Patch Loop Trail, 4.3 miles circling around Aspen Peak. Hualapai Mountain is beyond the far side of the loop so we took the clockwise direction then headed down a wide road and up to the peak. There was little brush in the northside gully compared to previous trip reports, and we ere quickly at benchmark on the rock next to the summit boulder. Adam Walker had pointed out an easy class 2 ledge that crossed right to left beneath the summit rock. The flat ledge had good upper handholds and we were quickly at the highest point.

On the return we continued clockwise around the Potato Patch Loop, refilling water bottles from pumps at the Boy Scout Camp. Then we headed up the Aspen Peak Trail to a bench and followed an easy use trail to the summit rocks. It seemed much more established and easier to find than as described in previous reports. At the very top is a low angle friction slab above a small tree, then a step across a small gap to the highest rock.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3471 ft / 1057 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1805 ft / 550 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3471 ft / 1057 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1666 ft / 508 m; Extra: 1805 ft / 550m
    Loss on way in:1805 ft / 550 m
    Distance:10.7 mi / 17.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Hualapai Mountain County Park  6751 ft / 2057 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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