My buddy Matt was in town still and after he enjoyed a cross country scramble two weeks previously up to peak 5430 we decided we had to do this one. It looks impossible from the front but from 5430 you can see a possible route up the back (like elephant head!)
Luckily rvcarter mentioned that his friend Frank had done the peak many times and without tech gear so we knew it was possible. Flew up to Romero pools and and at the upper pools we took a nice break and enjoyed the scenery. We met another hiker here who was coming back from a Mt. Lemmon day hike attempt and visiting from out of town. Told him what we were doing and he seemed interested so as I always do I invited him to join us. Shockingly he said yes!
Had a great time the 3 of us bagging this peak. Summit was amazing and well worth it. Not going to be at this peak nearly as many times as Frank but I might go back. Next up in the area will be peaks 6001 and golder dome.
average hiking speed 1.19 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.