Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2014-03-12
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 12, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||13161 ft / 4011 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWilliams Lake trail to the new Wheeler Peak Summit trail, which was covered in snow and difficult to follow on the way up. Some post-holing but not too bad; used crampons although some rocky sections. Tagged Walter as well on the ridge and then descended the switchbacks that were visible and went down the same way to the Lake trail. NO wind at all, temps in the 30's but absolutely beautiful and warm with the sun! Big horn sheep near the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3000 ft / 914 m|
| Distance:||14 mi / 22.5 km|
| Route:||Williams Lake/Wheeler Peak Summit Trail|
| Trailhead:||Williams Lake Trailhead 10161 ft / 3097 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1, Grade IV|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||5 Hours |
| Time Down:||3 Hours |
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