Mount Britton, Puerto Rico

Prominence: 31 m, 102 ft

Elevation: 941 meters, 3087 feet

True Isolation: 0.49 km, 0.31 mi
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)18° 18' 3'' N, 65° 47' 36'' W
18.300877, -65.793213 (Dec Deg)
204714 E 2025735 N, Zone 20 (UTM)
CountryPuerto Rico
State/ProvinceRío Grande

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 47
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Selected Trip Reports:
     2011-03-02 by William Musser
     2011-03-28 by Larry Woodcutter
     2013-01-18 by Nick Goumas
     2013-08-04 by Christopher Cooper
     2014-06-08 by PJ Anderer (GPS Track)
     2019-12-24 by Corey Lindemann
     2022-06-10 by Sam Zara
     2023-04-28 by David R

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Another Subpeak with a nice tower for views. The easiest climb in the NP. Elevation established by USGS marker on top of Tower but inconsistant elevations in the park and USGS literature. Difference may be the USGS marker is on the top of a man-made tower not on the ground and I have seen both EL BM 941 meters (3,087) given and Elevation 3,075 (i presume the ground although i would guess the Tower floor is more than 12 feet above ground but not much more than that). I used the USGS BM which is on the rock tower since everybody climbs there for the overlook anyway. The saddle is poorly documented. It is above the ridge at 900 meters plus; but how much? I am using 2980 as best guess but could be off by as much as 20 feet. The feeling of isolation and prominence is from the views south, east, and west. The ridge to the north kills the actual prominence.
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The awkward rock castle lookout on top of Mount Britton stands in the distance marking your summit (2011-03-02). Photo by William Musser.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 31 m/101 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 41 m/133 ft
  Line Parent: Pico El Yunque
  Key Col: 910 m/2986 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.49 km/0.31 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 18.305, -65.795
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pico El Yunque  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Caribbean Area
Range3: Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
Drainage BasinsAtlantic-West Indies
Atlantic Ocean
IslandPuerto Rico
OwnershipLand: El Bosque Nacional del Yunque
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by William Musser.
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