Ascent of Islands in the Sky Point 6170 on 2019-05-03

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 3, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Islands in the Sky Point 6170
    Elevation:6170 ft / 1880 m

Ascent Trip Report

This small sandstone cone is quite attractive sitting next to all these designated cones and I saw game and use trails between them. But these net few cones looked like they had actual class 3 opportunities without exposure of any consequence. And they looked like they might just exceed 100 feet of prominence. Later calculations showed they are not 100 footers they are all in the 70 to 80 foot range but they do have progressively nice views of the canyons to the north and more solitude. Safe solo scrambling without exposure? I am in. Now I can not confirm that the Graneries Butte is actually taller. This butte has a USGS point and the other does not. I selected the Graneries Butte as the higher of the two for several reasons. One it looked taller by eye. Two Graniers Butte has a much larger closed contour which usually gives rise to a little more height. Three all of the buttes were tending to drop in elevation as one headed north.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:90 ft / 27 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Start Trailhead:see GPS of the Aztec Butte  6080 ft / 1853 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    End Trailhead:6070 ft / 1850 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Canyon Lands NP

Complete Trip Sequence:
1The Knoll2019-05-03 a136 ft / 41 m
2Aztec Butte2019-05-03 b262 ft / 80 m
3Graneries Butte2019-05-03 c77 ft / 23 m
4Islands in the Sky Point 61702019-05-03 d90 ft / 27 m
5Islands in the Sky Point 61202019-05-03 e140 ft / 43 m
10Whale Rock2019-05-03 g222 ft / 68 m
11Upheaval Dome2019-05-03 h307 ft / 94 m
12Island in the Sky Point 62602019-05-03 i258 ft / 79 m
13Islands in the Sky Point 63082019-05-03 j498 ft / 152 m
Total Trip Gain: 1990 ft / 607 m    Total Trip Loss: 1152 ft / 350 m

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