Ascent of Mount Lemmon on 2014-06-18

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Alan Bernier
Date:Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Lemmon
    Elevation:9157 ft / 2791 m

Ascent Trip Report

We visited Lemmon late evening, having summitted Chiricahua Peak and Miller Peak earlier in the day. We enjoyed the superbly scenic drive up (oddly shaped tors/pinnacles known as hoodoos).

It's almost dark as we arrive at the upper parking lot and we quickly walk the short stretch of road beyond the barrier. The observatory gates are locked so we head right, find the gap and head for the obvious highpoint. The exact highpoint turns out not to be obvious: we note a rock outcrop with a tiny cairn xxxx, also a mound xxxx; the roadway itself is almost as high. The place seems deserted: no lights on although several parked vehicles.

We summitted at 8.10, just 23h 40mins after we'd summitted Mount Graham the previous evening, giving us the four southern Arizona ultras inside 24hrs.

We overnight with a friend of Alan's just south of Tucson before heading to California the next day, planning a late pm ascent of San Jacinto Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:66 ft / 20 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:66 ft / 20 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Start Trailhead:upper parking lot  9091 ft / 2770 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:upper parking lot  
    Time:10 Minutes

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