Ascent of Whitlock Peak on 2021-03-20

Climber: Paul McClellan

Others in Party:Scott Peavy
Matthias Stender -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 20, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Whitlock Peak
    Elevation:6211 ft / 1893 m

Ascent Trip Report

Driving Directions for Whitlock Peak from the south:

From Tucson, drive I-10 East and take Exit 362 (Bowie). Follow the road east to downtown Bowie.
0.0 Turn Left (N) onto Central Road.
2.0 Turn Right onto Fan Road.
3.0 Turn Left onto N. Donahue Road.
3.1 Pavement ends.
4.0 Turn Right onto E. Rosewood Road.
5.0 Turn Left.
10.4 Continue Straight past Hackel Road on your left.
11.4 Continue Straight.
12.4 Continue Straight across a cattle guard.
12.8 Continue Straight.
13.3 Cross a wash.
13.7 Cross a cattle guard, then Continue Straight at a 4-way junction.
14.9 Continue Straight, pass Little Artesian Well and a corral on your right.
15.1 Bear Left at a Y junction for Whitlock Peak (Bear Right for Orange Butte).
19.7 Turn Left and enter Poppy Canyon Ranch. Pass through unlocked gates with a corral and the Joy Valley Well on your Right.
22.3 Continue Straight
23.0 Cross a cattle guard and pass under a sign. Sign in at a kiosk immediately afterwards.
24.2 Pass through a gate and pass a corral and windmill on your left. Turn Left and pass by some buildings.
24.3 Turn Right before a gate and head north towards Poppy Canyon. The road becomes rougher.
25.6 Pass through a gate with a water tank on your right.
26.0 Pass a water tank. Parking is available on your left.
26.2 Road steepens and gets rockier; high clearance required.
26.6 Cross a rocky wash.
27.0 Continue Straight pass a tank and solar panels on your right.
27.5 Pass a water tank and parking on your left ** recommend parking here **.
27.8 Rocky road steepens; 4WD required.
28.1 Parked before a steep drop.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1891 ft / 575 m
    Extra Gain:170 ft / 51 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:South Slopes
    Trailhead:Poppy Canyon  4660 ft / 1420 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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