Ascent of Yainax Butte on 2015-06-04

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, June 4, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Yainax Butte
    Elevation:7222 ft / 2201 m

Ascent Trip Report

I tried to follow the directions provided by Frederick Johnson (2011-10-20). However, some roads may have changed since that report due to logging operations, and the route I worked out is as follows:

0.0 Turn South from Beatty drive onto Yellow Jacket Springs Rd.
3.2 Turn Left onto an unsigned forest road.
8.5 Turn Right.
9.0 Continue past a spring on your left.
9.9 Bear Right.
10.2 Continue past a road marker 3678-002.
11.1 Turn Hard Right.
11.5 Continue Straight at two junctions.
11.9 Continue Straight.
13.0 Continue Straight.
13.9 Turn Hard Right at a road signed "Yainax Butte Look-Out Rd".
14.4 Continue Straight.
14.7 I camped here on the left.
~15.0 Better campsite on the left.
~16.1 Turn Left at junction.
~16.8 Car turnouts on the left and right of road, suitable for several cars. The road steepens, narrows, and is covered in rock above here.
~18.0 Summit.

The mileages marked by "~" are estimates based on GPS readings. The lookout road up to about 16.8 has water-eroded ruts and exposed boulders, but is wide enough to maneuver around these. High clearance is highly recommended on this road. I would recommend walking the last 1.2 miles to the summit.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1422 ft / 433 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Yainax Lookout Road
    Trailhead:5800 ft / 1767 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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