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Eagletail PeakSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Feb 25 2018
trekkin_gecko
Hike & Climb11.00 Miles 2,700 AEG
Hike & Climb11.00 Miles   10 Hrs   32 Mns   1.53 mph
2,700 ft AEG   3 Hrs   20 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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Fletchkl
mike, fletch and i made an attempt on this peak three years ago [ photoset ]
we've been talking about trying it again, more so since climbing courthouse rock a few weeks ago
mike decided on friday that we should give it a go
think it's good i didn't have much time to think about it, especially after bailing out of an off trail hike earlier in the week :oops:
weather was perfect for it - 34 degree start, warming up to low 60s later in the afternoon
got an earlier start, setting out a little after 0700
hit the ridgeline where you can first see the peak before 1000
getting from there to the actual climb is not an easy task
since I did not want to do the knife edge, we dropped down on crappy footing, then back up a steep slope
gained a ridge to the base of the climb and were there around 1100
tremendous views from there, including of the other two feathers and some of the west side peaks
took a good look at the climb
there's not a lot of information out there on it
mike led on doubles, fletch followed and cleaned most of the route, i came up last and cleaned a couple directional pieces
fletch hit the true summit before i climbed, then me, then mike
it's a little crowded at the rap station
there's a new bolt which mike was happy to see
webbing did not need to be replaced, although we brought some just in case
rigged up and rappelled down
took a little break in the sun, as it was chilly in the shade or with a breeze
still had to get down but that seemed to go better, once i figured out that one pole and one free hand was most efficient
just took it one section at a time and soon enough we were all back on the desert floor
by that point i didn't even mind the long walk back to the car
it was just nice being out and looking back at the mountain range
chips and salsa, beers and root beer at the car, stopped for some pei wei to go on the way home
another great adventure with mike and fletch in the books
this is a one and done for me - i find this kind of off trail physically and mentally demanding, and i'm slow
the climb itself was very straightforward, although there is quite a bit of loose rock
very happy we got out there; i might have let that one get away...
more exploration of the eagletails is in order
big thanks again to my climbing partners :)
*route scout mileage and aeg seemed a little high
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