Ascent of Tempe Butte on 2017-05-31

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Tempe Butte
    Elevation:1495 ft / 455 m

Ascent Trip Report

I wanted to see the Big A for the Wildcats of Arizona and take a picture of the field from my friends that attended UA. The parking is not on campus and is public. It is $2 for an hour. It will take far less than that to get up and back. The butte is steep and pointed like all in the area but very worn and eroded. Steps and trails to the top. The very top boulder sits in a fenced area with tower crap. There are tons of people going up it.

To get a view of the field you have to jump around the railing and follow a use path to the chain link fence that has been cut and stripped away and climb up and over to a small knob pinnacle that gives you only a half view of the football field. A little bit of add gain in the process.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:380 ft / 115 m
    Total Elevation Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Grade/Class:1, some 2+ at top
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:80F at 6AM
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:340 ft / 103 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Standard Trails
    Start Trailhead:Parking Lot  1155 ft / 352 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Gain on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km

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