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Newman Peak south route

 
Newman Peak south route

Page Type: Route

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Object Title: Newman Peak south route

Route Type: Hiking, Scrambling

Season: Winter

Time Required: Most of a day

Rock Difficulty: Class 3

Difficulty: Brushy, scrambling

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Created/Edited: Jun 1, 2010 / Jun 1, 2010

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Overview

The southern approach involves a lot of dirt roads but the hiking and navigation is pretty straightforward.

Getting There

See the main page for directions. Getting here is the crux.

Route Description

From wherever you park, walk the track as far as you can until it peters out in the alluvium below the summit. Bear right and walk toward an obvious rock pinnacle, shown as a single 2,800-foot contour on the topo map. Pass it on its south (your left), then walk out of the wash and up the slopes, aiming for an obvious ridge not too far ahead of you.

Once on the ridge, just trudge ever upward. It's steep, brushy and rocky, but never worse than low class-3. You'll do a lot of hoisting. One section of bare sloping rock is minorly exposed. A slip here could be trouble. Aim for a large sub-peak way above you, elevation 3,960 feet.

Once near Peak 3,960, either climb it or sidehill to its right. The summit is not far off. Walk up open rocky slopes toward the summit towers. Some brushy scrambling is needed in places. Once on top the summit bench, just walk to the towers.

Essential Gear

Long pants, sleeves, gloves, hiking staff. Beware snakes.

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