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Ascent of Black Buttes on 2019-11-09

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, November 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Black Buttes
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8028 ft / 2446 m

Ascent Trip Report

starting from the grouse ridge trailhead is really the way to go for this. nice trail hike, followed by easy scramble. spot elevation is not the true high point, the high point and the register are further west on the ridge. the scrambling was mostly class 2 other than one 10' or so chimney near the true summit, but it had good holds.

excellent views, i will have to come back for some other nearby peaks some day.

on the way out i made a loop by following the trail over sand ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1948 ft / 593 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1948 ft / 593 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.8 mi / 15.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1140 ft / 347 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 531 ft / 161 m; Extra: 609 ft / 185m
    Loss on way in:609 ft / 185 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:bo meng gpx
    Start Trailhead:grouse ridge  7497 ft / 2285 m
    Time:2 Hours 27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1339 ft / 408 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 531 ft / 161 m; Extra: 808 ft / 246m
    Gain on way out:808 ft / 246 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    End Trailhead:7497 ft / 2285 m
    Time:2 Hours 29 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: black buttes ogul

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Black Buttes2019-11-09 b1948 ft / 594 m
2Sand Ridge2019-11-09 c 
Total Trip Gain: 1948 ft / 594 m    Total Trip Loss: 1948 ft / 594 m



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