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seanoThomas Canyon/Forbes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2014

seano

My low-clearance 2WD got me 5 miles short of the ranch gate, so I had a bit of a jog. Thanks to some crappy directions from another site, I took the wrong road and had a bit of a bushwhack to get back on-route. I was planning to go up the SE ridge, but ended up doing the standard Forbes route instead, which was also fun and maybe 5.2-ish. Trip report.
Posted Dec 16, 2014 10:39 am

gimpilatorIt took two attempts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2014

gimpilator

This is one the most awesome peaks I've climbed! We came back nearly a year later. Greg Slayden soloed the low fifth section and belayed us up. The route is complex and has amazing ledges. We had a little bit of snow falling on us on the summit and descended in a lightning and rain storm. Awesome! Trip report and photos

December 5, 2013 attempt:

Our group made it to within 350 vertical feet of the summit. We were slammed with a blizzard and much of the scramble route was covered in verglass and wet snow.
Posted Dec 6, 2013 6:44 pm

surgentWonderful summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2013

surgent

With Scott Kelley and Scott Peavy. Followed west approach. Kelley led the ladder pitch. Exhilarating climb, serene, peaceful summit. Can't say enough kind things about this peak!

Want to see the old ladder?

Old Ladder
Posted Nov 11, 2013 1:08 pm

leftfieldThomas Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

leftfield

A long way from home (Portland, Oregon) climbing with members of the Arizona Mountaineering Club. Peerless weather. Smooth climbing all three pitches. Bottleneck with two other groups of six at Ladder Pitch. Saw a rattlesnake on the way out.
Posted May 5, 2012 12:45 am

MoapaPkWest-side trail to Ladder Pitch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2012

MoapaPk

Luck of the Irish! With CP (who led the Ladder Pitch) and EK. What a neat experience. The Tohono O’odham Nation campground on the west side was great. 6.75h RT, with a healthy stay on summit; DPS estimate (9 h) may be reasonable with a large group. We found the trail all the way -- but the trail becomes Hobbit-high about 200' vertical above the top of ladder pitch.
Posted Mar 18, 2012 4:25 am

Dariavia Born of Water 5.10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2011

Daria

Was aiming for SE Arete, but ended up on SW face. Iffy climb, some memorable moves, amazing peak and area.
Posted Oct 22, 2011 9:14 pm

SirenaForbes Route from Thomas Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009

Sirena

My very first technical climb- what an amazing place! Trip log at http://www.aztrail4fms.org/trailjournalblog.htm?blogentryid=4489035
Posted Nov 2, 2010 10:43 pm

Bob BoltonWest route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2009

Bob Bolton

Duane and I did this one on a trip to AZ for working on the Lower 48 4000-foot+ prominences. Duane led the rock pitch and dropped me a belay. Fun peak!
Posted Sep 18, 2010 12:20 am

Sarah SimonForbes Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2009

Sarah Simon

Ahh, persistence pays off. What a beautiful day on this mountain. The bushwacking, if you ask me, makes for the most difficult going on the Forbes Route. I rejoiced to reach this special summit and take in the views of the desert below. However, I am covered in bruises and scrapes from the bushwack segments and scrambles. Interesting, a previous summit visitor left some "medicinal herbs" on the summit, complete with pipe and lighter. Nope, I did not partake.
Posted Oct 26, 2009 9:03 pm

imikeMy first  Sucess!

imike

Frist time using a rope... and I had to have that rappel.. would not have been able to climb down! that fear of heights thing...
Posted May 14, 2009 12:58 pm

Bob BurdForbes Route from the west  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2009

Bob Burd

An enjoyable day with Rick and Matthew. Trip Report
Posted May 11, 2009 6:36 pm

sbkelleyForbes Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009

sbkelley

Unbelievably fun route on great rock, with sweeping views the entire day. That trudge up Thomas Canyon to the saddle was well worth the effort. Babo's a long day no matter how you do it, but my favorite Arizona peak so far.
Posted Apr 6, 2009 11:40 am

Sarah SimonForbes Route
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2009

Sarah Simon

Nope,I sure was not successful, but it wasn't for lack of trying.

Soon after leaving the saddle, we were post-holing up to our knees and even thighs. After ascending a snow-filled couloir (which is, I'm told, usually a delightful little scamper) we reached the first pitch. Due to ice, we had to do trickier climbing than anticipated and squeeze under a chockstone toward the back of the big crack. The slab pitch - what can I say, water takes the path of least resistance. With all the standard routes slick with ice, the climbing was over my head skill-set wise. After getting stuck in a grotto behind a rock bulge I couldn't surmount, we lowered down the slab pitch, then rapped down the first pitch as well as our slick little desert couloir.

I had a blast that day and this was a great way to spend my 35th birthday. I only wish I could have made the summit.

I WILL be back!
Posted Feb 19, 2009 5:25 pm

oldaditHiking with Guy  Sucess!

oldadit

Hiked up from the east side with Guy Cloutier
and a group in early 1970's. We were on easiest route,
but still had a lead climber place a rope at the spot
where the old lookout route had a wood staircase (ladder ?).
Posted Aug 5, 2008 7:04 pm

Montana MattCrystal Line  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 1999

Montana Matt

Summited with Josh. Intended to go up the SE Arete, but ended up on the Crystal Line. I had only been climbing for a month or so at the time and a 5.8R was a little out of my league. It scared the crap out of me even though I wasn't leading. Only had a liter of water each, was a very hot day, and since we got on the wrong route, it took much longer than anticipated, so we both were very dehydrated by the time we got back.
Posted Sep 30, 2007 3:50 pm

hans.schenkForbes Route  Sucess!

hans.schenk

Climbed this in 2003 with Skyler Rodolph. We did the Forbes Route from the east. We left Tucson at 4am and made it back home around 6pm. This is my favorite mountain in Arizona.
Posted Sep 23, 2007 4:16 pm

markhyamsForbes Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2007

markhyams

Great area and great mountain. Kind of like a desert Grand Teton.
Posted Apr 2, 2007 6:07 pm

Dan the JonesHiked  Sucess!

Dan the Jones

Hiked in and camped around the base of the mountain. Did some small outlier peaks but nothing hardcore.
Posted Mar 8, 2007 8:58 pm

FlexCloud Man got Angry Nov/03  Sucess!

Flex

We did "Cloud man got Angry" a recently established route at the time that joins with Born of Water 3 pitches from the top. An awesome peak. Anyone have beta on the Spring Route?
Posted Dec 23, 2006 10:30 pm

Eric Tipton"Born of Water"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2006
I climbed this peak with Brad Singer. This climb was like other Arizona climbs I've done in that you climb in such an awesome setting. The Born of Water route differed from my arizona experiance in that it was well protected. probably to well protected but I clipped all the bolts anyways. Just when we thought we had the route whipped Brad pulled a 100 lb. boulder into his lap and got a little beat up. Stay off the lichen covered rock. Brad surrvived and we made the summit. Decended the "Forbes/Montoya" route. We approached from the west side and it took us 13 hours car to car. Good route, great partner, Awesome Peak.
Posted May 8, 2006 4:02 am

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