Ascent of Date Creek Mountains High Point on 2020-04-06

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, April 6, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Date Creek Mountains High Point
    Elevation:4920 ft / 1499 m

Ascent Trip Report

Driving Directions:

(Update to Andy Martin's directions of 2017-12-28.)

0.0 From AZ Hwy 71 at MP 108.7 on the west side of Congress, Turn North onto Tenderfoot Hill
0.4 Turn Left onto a wide dirt road (not on the map) and pass through an unlocked gate.
You are now entering Arizona State Trust Land (permit required).
1.1 Continue Straight.
2.1 Turn Right.
2.4 Turn Left to detour around a washout.
2.6 Turn Left to return to the road beyond the washout.
2.8 Turn Left to join the mapped dirt road.
2.9 Bear Left.
3.2 Turn Right, passing Newhall Well on your left.
3.3 Bear Left and cross a wash.
3.7 Bear Left and pass a pond on your right.
3.9 Turn Right to follow the very eroded road, otherwise Turn Left to park.

The road beyond here is very eroded as described by Rich Hensley. I'm glad I did not try to drive it in my Jeep.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1960 ft / 596 m
    Extra Gain:235 ft / 71 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:SE Canyon/E Slope
    Trailhead:Road  3430 ft / 1045 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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