Ascent of Black Butte on 2014-02-17

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Joel Brewster
James Morehouse -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Harlan Stockman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, February 17, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Black Butte
    Elevation:4504 ft / 1372 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road in gets consistently worse after leaving Bradshaw Road. At about 3000', the road goes into a wash and the road is partially washed out, so we decided to stop there. In retrospect, stopping a half mile earlier would have been best, as we probably didn't drive that section faster than it could be walked. Also, at 3000' there is abundance of teddy bear cholla- not great for camping.

I preferred our somewhat longer but less steep ascent route, and probably would have preferred descending that way as well. It had less nasty prickly obstacles as well. That said, there was more than enough for me to wish I had worn boots.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1584 ft / 482 m
    Elevation Loss:1584 ft / 482 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1584 ft / 482 m
    Extra Loss:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:Southwest canyon
    Trailhead:Road at 3000'  3000 ft / 914 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1504 ft / 458 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:South-Southwest canyon
    Trailhead:Road at 3000'  3000 ft / 914 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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