Baboquivari Peak Additions and Corrections

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Blacklab2020 - Oct 6, 2010 11:57 pm - Hasn't voted

good reference links

a couple of the links on the page do not work.

However is an excellent reference for baboquivari

hossjulia - Dec 5, 2010 12:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Fee required from west

There is a user fee required to climb Babo from the Tohono O'odam nation, or west side. It is $10 for a day climb or $15 if you bivy. This fee should be paid at the information center on the way into the campground, which is $3 a night. Just because it is not en-forced does not mean it is OK to skip this!


yosemite4 - Oct 29, 2014 8:55 am - Hasn't voted

Can be super cold in winter

Climbed this peak about 25 years ago with the Desert Peaks Section. What a great climb and one of the coldest I've ever done. Completely in shadow, with iced-over spring water dripping down some of the finger holds on 5th class face of the traditional route (the one with the rap off the tree). It was the first and only time I had to borrow a package of hand warmers from a fellow climber.

The fee paid to the Nation to camp and do the peak are super well-worth it. Back in the day, we had to call in advance for permission to climb. It's a much easier process now.

Another note, the main body of desert peaks on all of these websites are extracted from the Desert Peaks list, created by folks who went out with maps, compass and recorded the roads and routes long before GPS & Google, and certainly deserve a credit as their website provides a lot of helpful information. When I first joined, the list of peaks cost 25 cents, (which had to be mailed in as there were no websites back then--now it's posted for free). That list was the secret key to a world of desert wonder and a lifetime of enchantment:

A link with recent updates to many routes:

Happy Trails!

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