Ascent of Peak 12008 on 2018-07-22

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 12008
    Elevation:12008 ft / 3660 m

Ascent Trip Report

Before the saddle called Mandall Pass the defined use trail comes back. I got a bit ahead of Dennis before the pass and told him on the radio that I wanted some extra credit so I headed up the other side of the pass to Point 12008 and thought I could run up a little 300 foot plus prominence subpeak and get back in time to join him on the CHP. I got to the top of the plateau and was greeted with miles of flat disorienting terrain. I found the HP and then headed in the direction I THOUGHT the CHP was but was off and meandered a bit adding 2 miles to me trip. Finally i called Dennis on the radio and realized he was a mile away on the other side of a steep canyon. We saw each other and he was a mere tiny black dot near the highpoint. I had a steep cliff band between us. oooops!

I jogged quickly along the flattop, down the saddle and back up his mountain and fortunately made him wait for me only about 15 minutes. I was pretty winded when I finally joined him for the CHP celebration.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:328 ft / 99 m
    Total Elevation Loss:328 ft / 99 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:328 ft / 99 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:use trail and then meander
    Start Trailhead:Mandall Pass  11680 ft / 3560 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:328 ft / 99 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:meander aimlessly till found non-cliff band
    End Trailhead:Mandall Pass  11680 ft / 3560 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Dennis Stewart Weekend

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Peak 120082018-07-22 b328 ft / 100 m
 Wolford Mountain2018-07-22 c757 ft / 231 m
1Flat Top Mountain2018-07-21 a2564 ft / 782 m
2Flattop Mountain West2018-07-21 b 
3Rio Blanco County High Point2018-07-22 a2897 ft / 883 m
Total Trip Gain: 6546 ft / 1996 m    Total Trip Loss: 3665 ft / 1117 m

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