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PostTue Jul 26, 2022 9:38 pm 
Was scanning a map or the PCT around White Pass and noticed Black Mountain, a fairly prominent peak at 7242, actually just a bit higher than Mt Pugh. But unlike Pugh I have heard little or nothing about Black Mt. A quick search of TR's here did not reveal much. Curious is all, no way I will try to climb it.

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PostWed Jul 27, 2022 7:06 am 
It is part of the Painted Traverse, no? I am pretty sure there are a good amount of trip reports including Black Mountain if you search "Painted Traverse" here.

Also

https://www.jasonhummelphotography.com/2015/09/16/the-painted-traverse/

https://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=641514

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PostWed Jul 27, 2022 1:00 pm 
It's a striking peak.  I've seen it from several different vantages.  Very prominent from various viewpoints along Lost Creek Ridge.


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PostWed Jul 27, 2022 2:44 pm 
There's also a high route in Routes and Rocks that goes from Byrne to Black.

https://gabegrayum.com/blog/?p=2014-03-19-black-mountain-high-route

https://trailcatjim.com/lake-byrne-black-mtn-via-northwest-face/

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PostWed Jul 27, 2022 8:13 pm 
Route Loser, my wife, and I did Black last season. Took the high route through the painted traverse. Great peak. Regsiter was wet, so if you head up there, bring a blow dryer.

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PostWed Jul 27, 2022 8:42 pm 
Silas wrote:
Regsiter was wet, so if you head up there, bring a blow dryer.

Or if you happen to go this week, just lay it out in the sun for 30 seconds or so.

I went up and over Black as part of the PT 9 years ago.  It was nice.  Had to bail on the BMHR a few years ago.  Need to go back.

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PostWed Jul 27, 2022 8:52 pm 
Painted Traverse looks like such an awesome route - very much on my tick list.

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PostThu Jul 28, 2022 7:28 am 
Taken 47.5 hours ago, from the N/NW.


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PostThu Jul 28, 2022 12:45 pm 
We went up Black during our Painted Traverse in 2012. Fun peak with good views.

We crossed the ledge to the right of approach ridge.
We crossed the ledge to the right of approach ridge.

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PostFri Jul 29, 2022 3:47 pm 
I might be wrong, but I'm fairly certain this is the peak from a couple other vantages.

From near Fire Creek Pass on PCT:


From Whitechuck Basin:


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PostFri Jul 29, 2022 4:57 pm 
Jason Hummel, Rowan Stewart, and I skied the north face of Black in the winter of 2015.
Iíve been back many times.👍
Hereís a video Jason put together of our trip; https://vimeo.com/129059971

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PostFri Jul 29, 2022 6:44 pm 
I always called it "the mountain that looks like a spritz cookie". It has that knob on top, and several ridges that go outward along with deep gullies. You can see it with that picture that rbuzby took.

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PostFri Jul 29, 2022 7:39 pm 
I have climbed Black. I mistakenly thought it was 7262 though. https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-reports/tripreport-2006063003

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