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Ascent of Kings Peak on 2015-06-29

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Jose Witt
Mark Rosen
Date:Monday, June 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kings Peak
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:13528 ft / 4123 m

Ascent Trip Report

We backpacked in to Dollar Lake, camped, then, the next day, summitted and packed out. The trail was easy to follow until hitting the ridge past Gunsight Pass, at which point one could pick their own way across a large boulder field. Once at the ridge with the peak, a trail re-emerged, though the route-finding would be obvious without it. The scrambling was almost all class 2, with a few bits of easy class 3.

While there was enough snow for me to check "snow on ground", it was very minimal, only covering the trail briefly in a couple spots and a slight bit on the final ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5608 ft / 1709 m
    Elevation Loss:5608 ft / 1709 m
    Distance:25.4 mi / 40.9 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5358 ft / 1633 m
    Extra Loss:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:12.9 mi / 20.8 km
    Route:Gunsight Pass
    Trailhead:Henrys Fork  8420 ft / 2566 m
    Time Up:8 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:5358 ft / 1633 m
    Extra Gain:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:12.5 mi / 20.1 km
    Route:Gunsight Pass
    Trailhead:Henrys Fork  8420 ft / 2566 m
    Time Down:6 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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