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Ascent of Grand Wash Cliffs on 2013-01-31

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, January 31, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Grand Wash Cliffs
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:6769 ft / 2063 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drive north on Antares Road from Hwy 66 north of Kingman. My odometer tends to read a little low, but it showed 21.7 miles north to a right hand fork signed for Music Mountain Ranch. Though you could continue another 3 miles to Tenny Ranch Road, the Music Ranch road is better. Follow it 3.1 miles to where the Tenny Ranch Road joins it. A bit beyond this sign into the register permitting your access across private ranch lands, and pick up a pass for your dashboard. Just beyond the ranch buildings (away from the main road) at about 4200' is a sign limiting further access to 4WD vehicles. Continue to the ~5500' saddle at about 7 miles from Antares Road. This is where my GPS track starts.

Note: If conditions had not been so muddy I believe I could have continued my drive all the way around to the North Tank area for a much shorter hike. But this was not feasible with the conditions that day. It would be worth checking out with dry roads. The map at the register appeared to indicate that the entire driving route to North Tank was on publicly accessible lands.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2379 ft / 724 m
    Elevation Loss:2379 ft / 724 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1779 ft / 542 m
    Extra Loss:550 ft / 167 m
    Route:SE Ridge
    Trailhead:saddle above Music Mountain Ranch  5540 ft / 1688 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1829 ft / 557 m
    Extra Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Route:SE Ridge
    Trailhead:saddle above Music Mountain Ranch  5540 ft / 1688 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO resposibility or liability from use of this data.

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