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Black Butte, California


Prominence: 151 ft, 46 m

Elevation: 9031 feet, 2753 meters


True Isolation: 0.54 mi, 0.87 km
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)38° 41' 1'' N, 120° 1' 21'' W
38.683507, -120.022485 (Dec Deg)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/Second Level RegionAlpine
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     Black Butte at SummitPost.org
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 19
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 24)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2009-10-18 by Bob Burd
     2014-10-05 by Bob McLaughlin (Unsuccessful)
     2015-06-20 by Rachel West (Unsuccessful)
     2018-06-30 by Bob McLaughlin (GPS Track)
     2019-04-29 by AJ Kaufmann
     2020-05-09 by Sam Price
     2020-07-05 by Al Sandorff
     2020-08-28 by John Fedak

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Black Butte viewed from the east. The pinnacle to the right of the deep U notch is the high point (2018-06-30). Photo by Bob McLaughlin.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 151 ft/46 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 191 ft/58 m
  Key Col: 8880 ft/2707 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.54 mi/0.87 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 38.6758, -120.0208
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    The Sisters-West Summit  (S)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Mokelumne Wilderness Area
Drainage BasinsSacramento
San Francisco Bay
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Eldorado National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Mokelumne Wilderness Area
Topo MapCaples Lake O38120f1 1:24,000
Data SourcePartially verified user peak addition
This peak was submitted to the Peakbagger.com database by William Peters.
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Other Photos

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Route in red skirting the snow field (2020-05-09). Photo by Sam Price.
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The 5 pinnacles of Black Butte. 4/5 are reachable by a ridge traverse from the south. 2/3 are high class 2/low class 3 loose scrambles. (If you get above easy class 3 or run into exposure you are off route) To reach the highpoint (2) approach the 2/3 notch from the left- following the ridge up to the base of the cliffs and then passing right into the notch itself. (2020-08-28). Photo by John Fedak.
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