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Thimble PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 24 2018
Hiking11.40 Miles 2,700 AEG
Hiking11.40 Miles   5 Hrs   41 Mns   2.55 mph
2,700 ft AEG   1 Hour   13 Mns Break
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I took a couple of my friends on their first trip to Thimble Peak. I had been meaning to get out there again anyways as it had been three years since I'd done it. Someone has installed a chain ladder providing simpler (safer??) access to the south summit. The ladder anchors seem alright; but I'm not sure I'd trust it. I stuck to my preferred method of traversing over to the chimney and scrambling up that. Either way you're looking at some solid 4th class moves to reach the top. On the way back I took a bush whacking detour and tagged Gibbon Mountain while my friends continued on the main trail. We met up perfectly, right before the parking lot at Hirabayashi. I posted a couple of pictures of the ladder for anyone who's curious about it.
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