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North America, United States, New Mexico, Ford Butte

Ford Butte. Ford Butte is mentioned in Herbert Ungnade’s Mountains of New Mexico, but precious little history of climbing on it is recorded. This volcanic plug has three separate and distinct summits, the highest being either the north or south summit. On April 6, Mike Baker and I made the first ascent of the south summit (II, 5.9, R). We then climbed the regular route to the north summit (5.7). The lower west summit remains unclimbed.

Cameron M. Burns