Sierra Buttes Climber's Log

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seano - May 29, 2014 2:56 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2014

Standard route  Sucess!

Cool-looking peak! It's too bad they put up a lookout and stairs, as it would be a challenge otherwise. Trip report.

A Bit

A Bit - May 20, 2014 6:33 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2014

Packer Saddle  Sucess!

Plenty of snow still on the trail. The payoff - had the entire place to myself.


WayneFry - Mar 17, 2014 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2014

Winter Ascent Sardine Lakes  Sucess!

Great winter ascent. Climbed with a team of three from Sardine lakes. Ascended the northeast gully to a point where we traversed into the central gully and worked our way to the top. We discovered a nice short steep chute that tops out right at the base of the staircase. Our descent route was via Young America lake.


labgloves - Mar 18, 2013 10:55 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2013

From Sierra City  Sucess!

This peak was done as a loop hike from Sierra City proper (a bit under 14 miles). It was a very enjoyable hike on a spring day. However, this peak is probably more fun in the winter or summer.


shaggyp - Sep 24, 2012 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

From Packer Saddle  Sucess!

Nice hike, quite a few people enjoying the great weather. 4 of us with 3 dogs went up and back in less 4 hours including a 20ish minute break at the top to enjoy the views.


LincolnB - Jul 24, 2012 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

Tamarack Lakes  Sucess!

Drove the 4WD road to Tamarack Lakes and hiked from there -- but I wouldn't drive that route again; the road was too rough to be worth it. However I saw others parked within a half-mile of the summit -- apparently there are much easier roads. Spectacular geology at the top -- worth it hiking or driving. The stairs are steep but not nearly as freaky as the cables on Half Dome.


mengbo - May 21, 2012 12:29 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

from packer lake  Sucess!

day hike with jean.


BCL - Feb 20, 2012 9:22 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2012

From the South  Sucess!

We were able to drive to 6500' making for a reasonable day. The lookout was very cool. We would have liked to to stay longer on top but it was fairly cold due to the wind.


smurfer - Jan 10, 2012 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

short and worth it  Sucess!

As you drive up, looking upon the steep eastern side of the Buttes it's hard to imagine how this is a short class 1. Then you gradually drive up and around to the gentle side that yields to a short and pleasant walk to the top. Stairs were really solid and no concerns unless maybe you had bad weather or ice.


ThePete - Jan 9, 2012 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Fun and easy  Sucess!

Fairly gentle using the standard route up, easy to get to, and you drive most of the way to the top. The stairs were fun. We had beautiful weather, so maybe the stairs wouldn't be so nice on a cold/rainy/windy day?


danomike - Dec 20, 2011 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

Nice fire lookout  Sucess!

Easy hike. Great views.

Katy Y

Katy Y - Aug 13, 2011 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Crowds  Sucess!

Short, accessible hike; as such, lots of people. Great views and cool stuff to see...


BrendanHickey - Aug 9, 2011 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

Great Summer hike!  Sucess!

Awesome hike from Sardine Lakes campground via the Tamarack Connection trail. Trail was snow-free except for 1 six-foot section. That lookout looks scarier than it really is.


cdog - Jul 18, 2011 9:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

nice July hike  Sucess!

Had a nice hike up the Buttes from Packer Saddle. Still quite a few snow banks along the way for this time of year. We timed it good and had the lookout to ourselves, where we enjoyed the great views and got a kick out of how our dogs walked on the deck grating. Definitely the coolest lookout in California!


soslaw - May 7, 2011 8:54 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2011

South Slope  Sucess!

From the south. 3 hours car to car.


wmolland - May 2, 2011 3:59 am Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2011

Icy Lookout  Sucess!

A fun climb up to the iced up lookout tower from about the 5000 foot level on the road and a wonderful snowboard down the broad bowl from its summit. Awesome peak!


bigsuit - Jul 14, 2010 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

packer lake  Sucess!

short easy hike, incredible views, lassen stood out quite prominently, as did english mtn.


mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 6:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

Like the lookout  Sucess!

Perhaps the coolest fire lookout I've ever seen. Hiked in the afternoon after Elwell on a 3 day weekend covering Lost Lake Ridge, Sugar Pine Peak, Ingalls, Elwell, this, Lola, and Lola North.


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 2:59 am

Central north gully snow route  Sucess!

Sniffed out the most direct route we could find and climbed it in the snow. Was fun to top out at a steep side and traverse on rock and ice around to the "staircase"


sierramtngoat - Oct 13, 2009 5:16 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

Packer Saddle Route  Sucess!

Really easy hike with excellent views; hiked it with my wife Anna.

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