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Ascent of Mount Lemmon on 2009-07-26

Climber: Tim Trousdale

Others in Party:Dr Symonds
CT Followell (Shoeless)
Date:Sunday, July 26, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Lemmon
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:9157 ft / 2791 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove up from the North side on Old Mount Lemmon Rd to E. Ski Run Rd. Attempted a road hike from the parking lot on E. Ski Run to the peak but access to the actual peak is block by an observatory. In attempts to pass within an acceptable locus of the peak, the ascent continued around the cordoned area to the North. After a short distance of minor bushwhacking, we happened upon a fortuitous breach in the perimeter fortification just below the summit. The final ascent provided a short, concealed scramble to the top.
Map Route
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:67 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Unpublished Perimeter
    Trailhead:E Ski Run Rd  9090 ft / 2770 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Exceptional
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:16 Minutes



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