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Ascent of Peacock Peak on 2011-02-05

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Tim Newman
Jeff Casey
Michelle Napoli
Fred Longacre
Brian
Jen
Date:Saturday, February 5, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peacock Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:6292 ft / 1917 m

Ascent Trip Report

Getting to the area- off old US 66, take the offshoot road towards the Kingman Airport, then turn left on Shipping Lane. Stay on that as it twists left to parallel the railroad tracks. It eventually turns right and changes name into Jan Rd. Stay on that as far as you can. Eventually it ends in a "T". Take the right fork and park where you want. If you take the road to the very end, you'll have an even shorter hike that mine. I recommend high-clearance, but a passenger car could probably make it (most of the road is great but there are a few challenging spots).

The road went higher and closer (in better condition) than we were expecting, so this ended up being a rather short hike. The terrain, while off trail, was usually good. The ridge was the best route as it was mostly clear of brush. There was a bit of optional class 3 climbing towards the top, but it could be walked around. The views from the summit were spectacular.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1552 ft / 473 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:West ridge
    Trailhead:Jan Rd (the south one) @ 4740 ft  4740 ft / 1444 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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