Ascent of Hamner Butte on 2014-07-22

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Hamner Butte
    Elevation:7098 ft / 2163 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Highway 46 coming from the south I turned right on FSR 4680 and "zeroed my odometer".
At 1.9 miles I turned left onto FSR 4674 (obvious, but not marked).
At 2.2 miles I turned right onto FSR 4678.
At 4.5 miles I turned left onto FSR 4678-350 (good clearance 2WD adequate).
At 6.2 miles I stopped at a small clearing and parked (5690' elevation). This is on the west slopes of Hamner Butte.

I hiked uphill approximately east through open forest to about 6170' where I crossed a road. I continued climbing uphill through brush and downed timber which eventually became less dense as I approached the summit rock block. The block was easiest to ascend on the north side. I found the Hamner Butte Benchmark under an orange metal drum.

I explored the broad summit ridge to verify that the rock block was the summit, then descended the same route to my car.

I found a GPS and compass useful.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1138 ft / 346 m
    Route:West slopes
    Trailhead:Road 4678-350  5960 ft / 1816 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cloudy with thunderstorms building.
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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