Ascent of Odell Butte on 2014-07-04

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Alan Bernier
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Odell Butte
    Elevation:7032 ft / 2143 m

Ascent Trip Report

We climb this peak the morning after South Sister. An easy and interesting summit on the way south to Mount Eddy.

From US-97 we drive west on the 58 then turn R (N) just after a right-left double bend, onto Odell Butte Rd (N43.45758 W121.87796, 1460m). Good gravel road: sharp L at N43.46858 W121.84390, sharp R at N43.46534 W121.85462 signposted Odell Butte, parking at N43.47326 W121.86672 (1960m, locked gate). Then hike up a couple of hairpin bends. For summit, climb partway up lookout tower stairs then scramble (easy YDS3) across to highest point of rocky tor N43.47067 W121.86403, 2145m. Has a trig plaque dated 1953; reference marker with same date; oddly there's a much newer looking smaller trig plaque dated 1933 in a recess a little lower down. Strictly not only party on mountain, as the fire watcher is in the cabin. No breakfast invitation though: visiting times are 0930 - 6pm and we are an hour early.

We also visit the east summit N43.47067 W121.86287 (easy YDS3): visually 5ish metres lower although the GPS has them both equal. We next visit Crater Lake with its bonus P3k Mount Scott.

Odell Butte photo album
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:602 ft / 183 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Trailhead:6430 ft / 1959 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 3
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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