Ascent of Black Mountain on 2020-06-14

Climber: Brett Marciasini

Others in Party:Sean Casserly
Sean King
Scott King
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 14, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Elevation:9083 ft / 2768 m

Ascent Trip Report

Prior to the trip, Sean C. Recommended trying this peak for the short amount of time we had. This one was a real treat. The road in wasn’t awful, it was a slow road with some exposure for short sections, but any high clearance vehicle should be able to get to the abandoned mining camp we parked at. It is a 30-minute drive from White Mountain Rd.

The hike was nice. We picked up an old trail along the north side of the east peak that took us down to the saddle. The trail was sporadic after that but was easy enough to find a route to the top. The views of the Sierras were absolutely amazing. I don’t think you can find a better view anywhere.

On the return, we climbed up the east peak from the saddle which looked intimidating at first, but was actually really easy. Summit registers on both peaks. All in all, a worthy peak to bag if in the area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1673 ft / 509 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1035 ft / 315 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1673 ft / 509 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 638 ft / 194 m; Extra: 1035 ft / 315m
    Loss on way in:1035 ft / 315 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.9 km
    Start Trailhead:End of old mining rd.   8445 ft / 2574 m
    Time:56 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Brett Marciasini
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