Ascent of Edgar Peak on 2010-04-17

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Edgar Peak
    Elevation:7162 ft / 2182 m

Ascent Trip Report

This hike is much more challenging than the stats would suggest. While the difficult terrain was usually class 2 (with isolated bits of class 3 that could probably have been avoided), it was not a good class 2, with plenty of loose sand and rocks. The wash that curves north to end on the ridge east of Edgar Peak was usually pretty good, but we chose to traverse to the next wash south just before it curved north. That wasn't bad for providing access to the peak, but the lower stretches of it were a real obstacle course with tons of cactus and bad brush to work around.

Given the ordeal, I strongly recommend bringing extra water.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3231 ft / 982 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Wash just south of peak
    Trailhead:Mitchell Caverns Visitor Center  4331 ft / 1320 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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