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Ascent of Mount Turnbull on 2020-02-18

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Keith Christensen
Daryn Dodge
Dean Gaudet -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Turnbull
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:8282 ft / 2524 m

Ascent Trip Report

Keith, Dean, Daryn and I followed Josef Nuernberger's driving track (I wasn't able to download it from Peakbagger, but fortunatly Dean did not have that problem) to drive from Highway 70 to the the trailhead located along the 4x road northwest of the summit. I recommend that climbers park at the saddle where Richard Carey parked on his ascent of the peak because the upper road is extremely rugged and steep. Our group walked up the upper road and then the trail to the ridge, then slugged it out contouring over and up through the steep, brush infested slope covered with about 8" of snow to the easy third class gully that leads to the top. Dean was the only sensible person in our group and turned around at about 8000' in elevation while the three remaining die hard peakbaggers continued onto the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2200 ft / 670 m
    Extra Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:E. Kassan's 04-02-16 GPX
    Trailhead:4x road located NW of peak  6242 ft / 1902 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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