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Ascent of Black Mountain on 2021-02-20

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Saturday, February 20, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:7555 ft / 2302 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended a steep zig-zag path up the open cinder slopes to the ridge, then followed it around to the slightly-wooded top. Winds were blowing 60 mph, had to crouch a few times. I could see snow being blown from atop Humphreys ... must have been blowing hurricane force up there.

I hiked down to the lowpoint between this peak and Peak 7505, hiking both in one loop hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:585 ft / 178 m
    Total Elevation Loss:715 ft / 217 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:585 ft / 178 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:SW buttress
    Start Trailhead:FR-546  6970 ft / 2124 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:715 ft / 217 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:SW buttress
    End Trailhead:Low pt between Peak 7505  6840 ft / 2084 m



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