With Scott Peavy, second of two peaks we climbed today (Golden Gate being the first). We hiked a trail traversing north and east of the summit, then followed a steep slope/ridge from the NE catching the summit ridge about 1/8-mile SE of the summit. From there it was an easy hike to the top. Our route only had one crux section, a low class-3 move with exposure. Otherwise, it was steep brushy slopes, but very easy overall.
While my parents and husband strolled the trails of Tucson Mountain Park, I made my way up the Northwest Ridge of this awesome desert peak. Year after year I would gaze at this peak - and finally I got the chance to ascend it! The scramble was delightful and the views were fantastic.