Ascent of Browns Peak on 2010-05-29

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Many members of the 3H hiking group of Phoenix Arizona
Date:Saturday, May 29, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Browns Peak
    Elevation:7657 ft / 2333 m

Ascent Trip Report

The first couple miles was a relatively easy hike, unexpectedly shaded and cool for central Arizona. Then the fun began. After a brief but strenuous hike to the base of a prominent crack, the route goes straight up the crack involving class 3+ to 4 scrambling, but the worst part was that there were many loose rocks that easily could be dislodged and hurt or kill people below (yes people have died here). So be VERY careful, and go in small groups that stay close together so the rocks can't pick up enough speed to do major harm. If you see others below you when you are descending, please wait until they pass to continue down.

When you get to the summit, the view is incredible!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1957 ft / 596 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Browns Peak trail/route
    Trailhead:Lone Pine Trailhead  5700 ft / 1737 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed 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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