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Ascent of West Butte on 2013-06-22

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:West Butte
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:6983 ft / 2128 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at the SW corner of Section 36, which is state land. I had acquired a state lands recreational use permit (see http://fwp.mt.gov/recreation/permits/stateLandUse.html). I tried to stay on state and BLM lands.

For driving directions see Cedron Jones's Peakbagging Montana book, or any of a number of cohp.org trip reports.

This summit is very popular with the locals, including the Canadian ones, judging from the register. I noted another party heading up on my way down. They had headed north on the old roads and tracks from junction 4418 to junction 4725 and thence to the west ridge. Their route traverses a private parcel; I do not know if they had permission. It looked a better route than mine.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2573 ft / 784 m
    Route:SW ridge
    Trailhead:county road  4410 ft / 1344 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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