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Ascent of Monte Cristo Peak on 1999-05-30

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Matt Dolan
Daniel Dolan
Duane Poslusny
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 30, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Monte Cristo Peak
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:11132 ft / 3393 m

Ascent Trip Report

On May 30, Duane, Matt, Dan, and I climbed Monte Cristo (11,132) via the Superior Slide Area. This was the last hike that Duane was able to attend, due to his departure for the Army. It was really windy, but a great hike. Duane and Dan decided to climb a couiour, that lead to the ridge, while Matt and I took the direct route over Superior Peak. Matt forgot a jacket, so while waiting for Duane and Dan below the summit of Superior, I let Matt borrow my fleece jacket. After reaching the summit of Monte Cristo, we ate lunch and descended. The problem with sliding down from the summit of Superior was the fact that as you slid you kicked up snow and the strong wind blew it right in your face. We still slid down, anyway, despite the stinging snow.
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Monte Cristo as seen from just below Superior Peak on a spring ascent (1999-05-30). Photo by James Barlow.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:132 ft / 41 m
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:132 ft / 41 m
    Route:East Ridge from Superior Peak
    Trailhead:11000 ft / 3352 m
Descent Statistics



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