Ascent of Promontory Butte on 2017-10-27

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Others in Party:Dean Gaudet
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, October 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Promontory Butte
    Elevation:7920 ft / 2414 m

Ascent Trip Report

As in Greg Gerlach's recent trip report, we parked where the road got bad, about 2.5 miles from the Mogollon Rim. A big 4x4 could make it over the rocks and through the sand, but our rental wasn't up to the task. We followed Forest Road 76 and then turned off to the right, going gradually uphill through the forest to a rock pile on the edge of the rim that held a summit register placed by Richard Carey in 2003. A land survey marker projected from the rock pile here, but the USGS benchmark lay to the southest at on obvious, jutting section of the butte.

The sheer drop of the Mogollon Rim, with AZ route 260 far below, is quite a sight. To the south, many other prominent peaks are visible. For a little variety, we tried returning along forest road 9176 shown on the topo map, but we found it abandoned and intermittent.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:394 ft / 120 m
    Total Elevation Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:394 ft / 120 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 94 ft / 29 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Start Trailhead:7826 ft / 2385 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Andrew Kirmse
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