Ascent of Pikes Peak on 2011-08-13

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Tim Newman
Date:Saturday, August 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pikes Peak
    Elevation:14110 ft / 4300 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a good trail, and a great alternative to driving all the way to the summit. While the details of the hike may seem tame, the fact that it's almost all above 13,000' makes it somewhat challenging.

While one could start this hike from a higher turnout, I recommend starting from Devils Playground as the initial flat mile or so helps one acclimatize, as the final push is rather steep.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1280 ft / 389 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1280 ft / 389 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Northwest ridge trail
    Trailhead:Devils Playground turnout  12930 ft / 3941 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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