Black Buttes Climber's Log

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colingregory - Feb 6, 2019 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2018

Backpack  Sucess!

In between jobs, I convinced a friend to take some time off work and we headed to Tahoe National Forest for a rare weekday backpack. Headed straight for Glacier Lake from Carr TH, set up camp, and brought a beer up Black Buttes to enjoy. Unfortunately the ongoing fires obscured views, but they did create a unique scene.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 11:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

Sunshine and snow  Sucess!

Backpacked to Glacier Lake, then just had to go up the buttes. Super fun ridge and scramble up to the top. We had great views of the Sierra Buttes and could even make out Lassen in the distance. Did my first little glissade, heading down to the lake instead of taking the ridge back.

trexkerry - Feb 16, 2014 10:28 am Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2014

From Hwy 80  Sucess!

Followed the OHV roads to Eagle Lakes then up to the west end of the ridge, summit register hadn't been signed since October - this one doesn't see many winter ascents. Total of just over 17 miles. Trip report is HERE.

birdhead - Dec 9, 2013 9:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2011

Glacier Lake Route  Sucess!

Fun solo hike. Semi-alpine feel at Glacier Lake and nice scrambling near the top. Returned via sand ridge. 4 hours 15 minutes RT.


MarekB - Dec 2, 2013 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2013

neat ridge  Sucess!

Good hike. Ca. 13 miles from Blue Lake and back, fun scrambling on the four plugs sticking out of the ridge.


WayneFry - Nov 28, 2013 1:45 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2013

Ridge Traverse from Blue Lake  Sucess!

Hiked in about 4.5 miles, gained the saddle, traversed the ridge, descended to Beyers Lakes, and hiked out. About a 9 hour trip @ 13 miles. Some fun class 3-4 scrambling.


BCL - Sep 21, 2013 7:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012

Standard Route  Sucess!

Nice day. Short, but fun class 3 at top.


McCannster - Aug 15, 2013 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2013

Black Buttes  Sucess!

Finally got around do doing these, had been eyeing them for a while. Gorgeous weather and not too many people in the area.

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