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Ascent of Guthrie Peak on 2009-05-02

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:James N
Date:Saturday, May 2, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Guthrie Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:6571 ft / 2002 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the Black Hills Backcountry Byway you can take the signed and rough 4x4 Guthrie Peak Road to the summit. Don't think that this is viable with a 2WD or low clearance.

Just before the summit, a good tower service road comes in but it is unclear what the origins of this unmapped road are or whether it is gated at the base.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:71 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Road
    Trailhead:Guthrie Peak Road  6500 ft / 1981 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Windy, Clear



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