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Ascent of Black Mountain on 2003-07-01

Climber: Michael Kelly

Date:Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10875 ft / 3314 m

Ascent Trip Report

Philmont Rayado Crew 619-RM-5

July 1: Follow trail up to Comanche Pass then east, bushwhacking to top of Bear Mountain. Then back to trail, follow to Black Mountain and descend to Black Mountain Camp (8960'). Downstream along the North Fork Urraca then south to Miners Park (8000').

Trip continues to Trail Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:945 ft / 287 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3125 ft / 952 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:695 ft / 211 m
    Route:Philmont
    Start Trailhead:10180 ft / 3102 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3125 ft / 952 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2875 ft / 876 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Gain on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    End Trailhead:Miners Park Camp  8000 ft / 2438 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Philmont Rayado (20 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Wilson Mesa-Point 86072003-06-212547 ft / 776 m
2Wilson Mesa-Point 86072003-06-243157 ft / 962 m
3Baldy Mountain2003-06-268141 ft / 2481 m
4Bear Mountain2003-07-01 19602 ft / 2927 m
5Black Mountain2003-07-01 2945 ft / 288 m
6Trail Peak2003-07-02 12990 ft / 911 m
7Bonita Peak2003-07-03 21460 ft / 445 m
8South Red Hills Peak2003-07-03 3425 ft / 130 m
9Mount Phillips2003-07-03 41541 ft / 470 m
10Lookout Peak2003-07-073619 ft / 1103 m
11Rayado Peak2003-07-08690 ft / 210 m
Total Trip Gain: 35117 ft / 10703 m    Total Trip Loss: 31554 ft / 9620 m



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