Mt. Kimball Climber's Log

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crzyjt - Feb 23, 2023 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2021

Great hike from north side of Tucson!  Sucess!

Windy and cold on the summit!


nader - Dec 17, 2022 11:11 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2022

Mt. Kimball  Sucess!

Via Finger Rock, see Trip Report.


JesseSumrak - Mar 25, 2022 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2022

Pima Canyon Route  Sucess!

Started up the Pima Canyon Trail at 5am with Bryce. First few miles were solid and straightforward, but trail becomes a little harder to follow after that. Still, great trail with amazing views and morning-long shade. No complaints. Little loose and slippery towards the burn area on top, but all doable. 1 other from Finger Rock Trail summited after us. Didn’t see anyone on our trail until we were a couple of miles from trailhead. Beautiful summit. Amazing views. Happy hike.


hgrapid - Apr 14, 2018 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2018

Nice hike from Finger Rock Trail  Sucess!

Finger Rock Trail. Kind of steep in the beginning. Felt crappy initially, but then felt great. Good trail up. It's a bitch on the way down.

Paul McClellan

Paul McClellan - Mar 25, 2015 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2015

Finger Rock Canyon  Sucess!

South route via the Finger Rock Canyon. Quite a variety of flowers in bloom, especially in the first 2000 feet of elevation gain. Very pleasant temperature on the summit.


surgent - Apr 2, 2012 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2012

Great hike in the Catalinas  Sucess!

Started before sunup to avoid the heat, which was in the 90s already. Made top in 4 hours, down in 3. Great hike, steep but never too bad, and amazing views from the overlook. Tagged about 6 different rocks and hilltops to be sure of "summitting" properly. My first really long hike in the Catalinas.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Feb 26, 2012 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2012

Via the Finger Rock Trail  Sucess!

Hands down, this is one of my favorite hikes in the Tucson area. I love the diversity of plant life, from saguaro at the bottom to ponderosa pine at the top. The views from the overlook near the summit are just obscene. Enjoyed lunch up there, then headed back down into dreadful (for me) heat. Poppies were blooming like crazy!


cheetah262 - Aug 2, 2009 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2009

One of many....  Sucess!

this is such a great training hike....after 10 weeks hiking in the Balkans, it was a breeze and felt great, despite the heat!


oldadit - Jan 13, 2009 11:46 pm

Kimball Serf  Sucess!

On aborted first try got lost by dropping below the trail,
but have hiked it 3 times since. The Kimball Kings are impressive - I think Jerry Schuster hiked Kimball 50+ times ?


imike - Nov 14, 2008 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1996

Triple  Sucess!

When I lived in tucson that was my favorite hike... did it 20+ times to the top and hundreds of times part way, just for the workout. Best day was doing it three times in 13hours, 20 minutes. I hope to repeat that effort in January 2009... my sixtieth year celebration.


RedTreachery - Mar 21, 2008 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2008

Easy Money  Sucess!

Completed 2 of 3 attempts. Easy hike, but my first attempt was in the summer.. went through all my water in what seemed like 10 seconds.


amcke004 - Jan 22, 2008 3:05 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2007

WOW  Sucess!

Hot day
Ran out of water a few miles on the way down
ended up running the rest of the way back to the car
Fun hike
Good View
Bring lots of water!!!


sbkelley - Jan 7, 2008 11:59 am Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2008

Pima Canyon Trail  Sucess!

No doubt a leg-burner, but a beautiful hike. Going from saguaros to pines is a sweet experience.


lcarreau - Dec 12, 2007 1:05 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 1995

Kimball in 1995 !  Sucess!

I was checking out the results of the flooding
that occurred in 1993. These are some awesome
mountains due north of Tucson. The Pusch Ridge
Wilderness had a large herd of bighorn sheep back
in the 1990s. Too bad I didn't capture one on camera.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Sep 30, 2007 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1999

Have done this grueling hike a few times  Sucess!

The first time I did this Josh and I started in Pima Canyon around 2am and ascended to the peak. Came down the Finger Rock Trail and then walked/ran Tucson city streets back over to Pima Canyon Trailhead parking lot.

LandonQ - Nov 22, 2005 2:04 pm

Date Climbed: Unknown  Sucess!

Climbed with Katherine during college


Andinistaloco - Apr 1, 2005 1:47 am

Route Climbed: bunch of different ways, bunch of different times  Sucess!

Always a fun hike!

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