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Ascent of Wupatki National Monument High Point on 2018-07-05

Climber: Fred Lobdell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, July 5, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wupatki National Monument High Point
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:5720 ft / 1743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bob Schwab's trip report from 2014 is still spot-on. From the entrance to the National Monument, drive south on US 89 2.4 miles to the buildings on the left (east) side of the highway, mentioned by Bob. Turn into a dirt track running parallel to the board fence for about 800 feet or thereabouts until you come to a gap in the fence. The gap is between the south fence and the west fence and is about 2 feet wide. There is a fairly new-looking wooden surveyor's stake in the middle of the gap. I thought the highest ground was along the west fence, but it's pretty indistinct. Do the best you can.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3 ft / 0 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Hot
Hot and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3 ft / 0 m
    Start Trailhead:5717 ft / 1742 m
Descent Statistics



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