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Ascent of Papago Big Butte in 2005-02

Climber: Steve Blanchette

Others in Party:Michael Blanchette
Ryan Frost
Date:February, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Papago Big Butte
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:1663 ft / 506 m

Ascent Trip Report

My brother was out visiting and my best friend had just moved to AZ (due to me coaxing him into coming out) and we wanted to check out some cactuses and get a good view of Phoenxi area. Walked Big Butte Loop around these Buttes and climbed up both "Little" and "Big" Buttes. Some areas where a little sketchy but luckily no one fell!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:313 ft / 95 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Big Butte Loop / scramble
    Trailhead:McDowell Rd. Parking Lot  1350 ft / 411 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant
Ascent Part of Trip: Papago

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Papago Little Butte2005-02 a225 ft / 69 m
2Papago Big Butte2005-02 b313 ft / 95 m
Total Trip Gain: 538 ft / 164 m    Total Trip Loss: 538 ft / 164 m



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