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Thumb Peak - Castle Dome Mountains
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Thumb Peak - Castle Dome MountainsSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 12 2015
chumley
Hiking2.28 Miles 1,281 AEG
Hiking2.28 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
1,281 ft AEG      29 Mns Break
 
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After the long 15-mile drive around the southwest corner of the Kofa NWR into the heart of the southern Castle Domes, we set up to reach the summit of Thumb Peak. I had only a print out of some beta I had found online somewhere, and it was pretty good, except we headed out of the wash and up toward the peak too soon leaving us with a bit of a traverse at the base of the cliffs before climbing the correct hillside up to the ridge. There was a 12 foot climb below the peak that Dave said was class 4. Maybe. But simple and not exposed so pretty easy.

A nice rugged peak with good views over the southern Castle Domes. The register had all the usual suspects, but not many more. It appears that one or two annual visits is all it gets.

Fun way to grab a few more miles and another peak in the Kofa Wilderness. Thanks to Bob and Dave for being good sports about the whole thing! A pleasure to have you both along for the ride :)
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