Placer Mountain, New Mexico

Prominence: 2077 ft, 633 m

Elevation: 8897 feet, 2712 meters

True Isolation: 15.69 mi, 25.26 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 8900 ft / 2713 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 20' 8'' N, 106° 10' 11'' W
35.335529, -106.16968 (Dec Deg)
393700 E 3910881 N, Zone 13 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Mexico
County/Second Level RegionSanta Fe

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 29
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 28)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2012-05-19 by Ken Jones (GPS Track)
     2019-10-12 by Mark Adrian
     2019-11-25 by Eric Smith (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2020-03-23 by Eric Smith (GPS Track)
     2020-03-28 by Josef Nuernberger
     2020-11-11 by Rob Anthony
     2022-03-27 by Michael Walker (Unsuccessful)

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...At the beginning of the May [2015] Clayton Bass [SF botanical garden's CEO] put the kibosh on vehicle traffic... But Bass insists he's not limiting access. He's just limiting vehicle access..."We're not closing down the road. We're just saying if you want to see the preserve, then you're going to have to see it by foot. You're going to have to hike up there, not drive. "I love that preserve," he adds. "I would never want to do anything to inhibit its access." (Santa Fe Reporter, May 15 2015) (2019-11-25). Photo by Eric Smith.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2077 ft/633 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2097 ft/639 m
  Key Col: 6820 ft/2079 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 15.69 mi/25.26 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.2192, -106.4083
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Capulin Peak  (WSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Intermountain West
Range3: Southwest Basins and Ranges
Range4: Southeast New Mexico Ranges
Range5: East Albuquerque Ranges
Range6: Ortiz Peak Area (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsRio Grande
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapGolden O35106c2 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Eric and Leroy at the summit (2020-03-23). Photo by Eric Smith.
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Leroy at the summit, with Sandia Ski Hill behind him in the distance (2020-03-23). Photo by Leroy Brown.
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