Black Butte West Ridge
ElevationAscent: 701' 214 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 7,810' 2,380 m
Low: 7,112' 2,168 m
GradeAvg Slope: 14% (8°)
Max Slope: 32% (18°)
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“This is a short ascent up to the west ridgeline of Black Butte.”— Ian Bohannon
This is a short, little switchback jog up to the west ridge line of Black Butte. Great for beginners new to skinning up steep inclines. This ascent cuts the switchback trail leading to Black Butte. Ski the decent for a mellow ~20-minute run through the trees back to the car.
Optionally, continue up the ridgeline to the Black Butte summit.
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Land Manager: USFS - Sierra National Forest Office