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Ascent of Mount Ajo on 2012-12-01

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Matthew Hengst
Neil Robbins

Jennifer Blackie
Jack Kieffer
Mark Butski
Greg Gerlach -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Kathy Rich
Laurent Hoffman
Jeff Atijera
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, December 1, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ajo
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:4808 ft / 1465 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Private Outing***
led by Matt Hengst, Neil Robbins

Matt's 2nd E-rock Provisional Outing. We spent three days in Arizona and California bagging peaks including Baboquivari Peak, Mount Ajo, and Picacho Peak.

We intended to climb Cerro del Pinacate in Mexico on the 2nd day of Matt's E-Provisional trip as a private climb, but were turned back at the Mexican National Park due to their advice that the area was unsafe due to drug cartel activity in the area.

We opted for Mount Ajo, located back in the US instead. Route up was via a sometimes vague trail over sometimes loose and steep terrain. Exited via the first major gully north of the summit for a vigorous bushwacking experience.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2600 ft / 792 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2600 ft / 792 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Start Trailhead:2208 ft / 672 m
Descent Statistics



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