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gimpilatorPicacho  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2013

gimpilator

I've wanted this peak for years. Fun hike!
Posted Dec 4, 2013 6:15 pm

eric-grizLots of Fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2013

eric-griz

Fun hike/scramble with the cables. I hiked up the Hunter Trail.
Posted Feb 19, 2013 9:14 pm

sangusFun on the cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2011

sangus

This is a fun quick hike. I really enjoyed the cables and the views.
Posted Apr 10, 2012 6:37 pm

wyomingwapitiNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2011

wyomingwapiti

Nice hike!
Posted Apr 2, 2011 8:45 pm

jcampbel1796Great Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2009
Hiked it when I heard the park was going to close!
Posted Mar 26, 2011 3:39 pm

Dennis PoulinHunters Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2011

Dennis Poulin

Fun hike and scramble. Lots of people hike this peak every day.
Posted Mar 15, 2011 8:22 pm

scottmitchhunters  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2009

scottmitch

i was driving by it for work so i figured what the hell...
the gate attendent told me it was getting late for a hike to the summit to start at noon and that the average hiker did it in 4 hours..

1:15 car to car
Posted Nov 17, 2009 9:16 pm

Clark_GriswoldRe: hunters

Clark_Griswold

Well, the gate attendant never met a mountain god like scottmitch.
Posted Dec 31, 2009 12:18 pm

Sarah SimonSunset trail with UN 3161  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

Sarah Simon

Oy, the heat almost killed us, but three Coloradans took the Sunset Trail to the summit of Picacho, then looped over the saddle to UN 3161 which has a divine little knife edge and summit scramble...then we staggered back through the heat to the car. What a wonderful day! Partner: Candace & Dave.
Posted Oct 26, 2009 9:21 pm

InclinerGreat  Sucess!

Incliner

Love the use of unnatural anchored wire and planks. Awesome
Posted Sep 28, 2009 5:01 pm

OutdooraholicShort and steep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2009

Outdooraholic

End of September, a little hot but not too bad. Just before the busy season. Nice hike, right off the highway.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 2:13 am

EpicaGirl Scouts and a dog.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 1995

Epica

I was a leader of a Girl Scout troop back then, and got them all the to the top of this fun little mountain.. along with my dog, which everyone said was impossible!
Posted Sep 21, 2009 11:26 pm

Dartmouth HikerA blast!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2009

Dartmouth Hiker

Hiked this with my 49-year-old mother, but after being low on energy at the start we did fine. Strongly recommend gloves, shoes with good traction, and enough water (we had all three). This would be a toughie without the cables there, but because they're there this is really no trickier a climb than Camelback.

Nice views from the top, all the way to Lemmon, Graham, Wrightson and Babo...I also did the 5-minute easy side trip to the other "horn" of the summit block. I'm sure I'll be back!
Posted Mar 22, 2009 8:25 pm

cdogspring '06 hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2006

cdog

had a nice hike up Picacho Pk with my girlfriend and dog. Since the pup got scared on the cables, I actually put him into my pack and carried him to the summit. It was getting warm by the end of the day!
Posted Dec 22, 2008 11:28 pm

oldaditDad and Kids  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 1998

oldadit

Climbed as a kid with my dad & family in 1960's, and
returned with my kids after a few decades. Took the
south side trail for old times sake.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 6:49 pm

Eric HolleTry it w/o the cables......  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008

Eric Holle

Picacho Pk is a very fun hike on such a prominant mountain. It took an hour to the summit on the Hunter Trail. I then went over to the NW summit of Picacho, after getting back to the saddle, I went over to Pt 3,161. I climbed the Pk the Saturday before Easter Sunday, and it was a zoo. Pt 3,161 provided relief from the crowds that I encountered on the way down from the summit.
Posted Mar 27, 2008 11:49 pm

Timothy PearlWOW

Timothy Pearl

It's crazy to see mountains that still have cables on them. Sometimes Americans are more Euro than we think huh? Cool looking mountain though
Posted Mar 28, 2008 8:44 pm

Eric HolleRe: WOW

Eric Holle

The Euro's are doing it more an more these days, they are building new 'Via Ferrato's' each year. It could be a cool way to check out the Dolomites or other areas once we make it over there....
Posted Apr 6, 2008 5:52 pm

surgentThe cables

surgent

The cables actually date from about 50+ years ago when there was an old tower of some sort on top (light beacon?). Workers needed a safer way to the top. I have not been to Europe and cannot compare their V.F. routes to this, but I'd guess their cabling is a bit better thought out than here. In many parts of this climb the cabling and other metal apparati can be more a hindrance than a help. I don't know of any AZ peak that has been cabled for the sake of ease in the v.f. sense.
Posted Aug 15, 2008 6:39 pm

taxinvestorBring Gloves  Sucess!

taxinvestor

Couple of F-15s gave us a fly-by while we were eating lunch up top.
Posted Feb 28, 2008 8:18 pm

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