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Ascent of South Butte on 2012-08-05

Climber: Gene Vityugov

Date:Sunday, August 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Butte
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2120 ft / 646 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was done in the middle of the night during a full moon. We parked about 1/4 of a mile from the gate on Pass Rd. There were some cars passing by, so we made do without flashlights/headlamps, since the moon provided enough light.

Most of the hike is along a very steep paved road. Then, you will see a tramway. There is a very faint trail along the tramway, but it's still steep with lots of loose little rocks, so make sure to bring sturdy hiking boots.

Once up the tramway, we finally turned on our headlamps, and eventually found the highpoint next to a small satellite dish.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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