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Ascent of Pinal Peak on 2018-08-08

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pinal Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:7850 ft / 2392 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had to inspect the trails up here for work, and had no trouble getting a Ford Transit up Russel Rd to FR 651 all the way to the summit. I actually parked at the final turnout for the peak and walked from there. The road wrapped around and I had to look around for where the top would be from the middle of the summit parking lot. There was a 7ish foot boulder on the west side of the buildings that was the highest, however the register was at a witness post just east of a radio tower that may have once been a fire lookout tower. The air in the valleys was hazy from fires, so I couldn't see very far.

Instead of hiking the road as many do, I'd recommend taking one of the trails I inspected. Prisoner up the east face or Six Shooter up the north face. I would have used one of these if I hadn't been already near the summit for work.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.4 km
    Trailhead:7800 ft / 2377 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Hazy from fires
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Minutes



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