Ascent of Cady Peak on 2011-11-07

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Date:Monday, November 7, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cady Peak
    Elevation:4627 ft / 1410 m

Ascent Trip Report

Cady Peak is a fine desert peak with a nice view.

To get there, I exited I-40 at the Hector exit #33 and got onto National Trails Hwy (Old Hwy 66) on the south side of I-40. Go 4.6 miles east on this rough paved frontage road of I-40 to Pisgah Crater Rd and turn left. Take this road 1.2 miles to the end of the pavement as it goes under I-40 and curves to follow I-40 going west on the north side of the Interstate. Now turn right on the dirt road that follows the transmission lines. I followed this dirt road under the singing transmission lines for 6.0 miles and parked near power pole number 733. A high clearance 2WD vehicle is highly recommended for this dirt road unless you are an experienced passenger car driver on sandy roads.

From the car, I hiked NW following a major wash that heads for the peak. I stayed in the drainage all the way to where it ended just 100 feet east of the summit. Overall, an enjoyable hike up a classic desert wash with little brush to deal with. Some typical loose rock the last couple hundred feet to the summit. The climb goes relatively fast because there is almost no rocky or brushy sections to slow your pace.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:SE wash from transmission lines
    Trailhead:Transmission Pole #733  2627 ft / 800 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 35 Minutes

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