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Ascent of Blanca Peak on 2013-08-23

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Date:Friday, August 23, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Blanca Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14345 ft / 4372 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up 4WD road starting 2.5 miles in from the highway. With 4WD and high clearance, one can drive in about 3.5 miles to turn outs spots for vehicles. Beyond this the road gets much rougher. Camped at Lake Como the night before. Then climbed the peak and hiked back out on day 2.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6245 ft / 1902 m
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Route:Lake Como 4WD road and Blanca trail
    Trailhead:Lake Como Road  8400 ft / 2560 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp



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