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Sierra Estrella (AZ) Route Map
Our route is on red (Nov 09), based on a suggestion from goat14er. Judging by his photos, we followed the same general route.

In blue is our route from 2007 (showing where I bailed). Green is a possible alternative? Anyone brave enough to explore it? It looked okay from both above and below.

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surgentGreen Line route is a go

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Please see link I have provided on the main page for a trip report.
Posted Mar 10, 2011 5:02 pm

Danimal38Alternative route to summit

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I went to the "trailhead" and camped out last night. I woke up this morning and started my ascent. I ascended two draws to the NW from the blue route. I gained the ridgeline in the saddle between peak 4232 and the sub peak SW of the summit. Time to summit via this route was 4 hours. Very strenuous. All previous descriptions of terrain are accurate as well for this route. I cairned the lower half of my route but, abandoned this endeavor in favor of conserving energy when it got really sketchy. I descended the draw from the ridgeline midway between point "D" and peak 3873. The route down took 3 hours. I would say there are multiple ways to gain the ridgeline and all pretty much suck in their own way. You just have to gut check and commit to the goal.
Posted Nov 2, 2013 12:12 am

surgentRe: Alternative route to summit

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Well said. Glad you made it, and yes, I don't think any route on this peak is going to be a walk in the park.
Posted Nov 5, 2013 8:01 pm

3UpAdventuresAlternative Route

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I came down the steeper but more direct north-south trending drainage between the highpoint and Peak 4232 as another option for attaining the summit.
Posted Nov 17, 2013 12:42 pm

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