ElevationAscent: 1,490' 454 m
Descent: -1,489' -454 m
High: 3,530' 1,076 m
Low: 2,250' 686 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 93% (43°)
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“This is a short but very intense route with two sections of scrambling involved.”— Niall Murphy
Once you reach the west side, you'll notice a very dry, dusty, and rocky mountain face where it is possible to lose the trail. Pay close attention to a few key saguaros that you can use as a reference along your descent. Once you reach the highest saddle, you'll encounter one last section of the journey where you'll need to scramble down a slope and then back up to the highest point on the south side.
There is an old ammo box with a log up here. Be sure to treat the log with care as many people just turn it into a scribble pad.
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