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Ascent of Stegosaurus Butte on 2013-11-09

Climber: Craig Willis

Others in Party:Adam Walker
Date:Saturday, November 9, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Stegosaurus Butte
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2120 ft / 646 m

Ascent Trip Report

This peak is also known as "Choirboy" to some peakbaggers, although the "Stegosaurus Butte" moniker has become more widely used in recent years. This peak is steep in places but requires little effort or time. A great choice for a poor weather day when time is too limited for a big hike.

Fairly straightforward and mostly a ridge hike. The route is within thick forest the entire time but there are some decent views of Garfield Mountain along the way. We were a little shocked to see two other people (and one dog) on the peak, descending as we were ascending.

We were the first people to sign the Fay Pullen register since 2008(!). We wondered if everyone since then had been to the true summit, or just missed the register (which is very probable).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1140 ft / 347 m
    Extra Gain:25 ft / 7 m
    Trailhead:1030 ft / 313 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds



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