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Ascent of Camelback Mountain on 2017-11-11

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, November 11, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Camelback Mountain
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:2704 ft / 824 m

Ascent Trip Report

My goal has been to go up and down Camelback on the Echo Canyon Trail in under an hour since I moved to Phoenix. I got a decent parking spot in the upper part of the lot and set the timer. I jogged the lower section, then just kept a hot pace after getting up the slickrock. I passed some people two minutes from the top, and surprised them when I passed them the other way after heading down once the clock rolled over on the top, giving me my moment to look around. I used some double arm action to get down some big rocks and went hand over hand to fly down the handrails. I made it back to the car cutting four minutes off my ascent, totaling it to 58 minutes round trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1469 ft / 447 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Echo Canyon Trail
    Trailhead:Echo Canyon TH  1435 ft / 437 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:27 Minutes



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