Ascent of Little Pike North Peak on 2018-10-20

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Pike North Peak
    Elevation:13240 ft / 4035 m

Ascent Trip Report

Nice little hike to explore the alpine on a very interesting granite mastiff. The granite up here is filled with pink feldspar which easily erodes into chunky solid boulders that interlock and make great talus and scrambling areas and many tiny subpeaks, pinnacles, and hoodoos to play on. After driving up Pikes Peak for the second time in my life (yuck I really need to find time to hike it) I was itching to play on some rocks, and get some hiking in).

Looking at the twin peaks from the car you can not tell which is taller. Ironically, the further back peak (this one) look taller so I hiked over to it. Plus it had the more interesting top with much rock to climb up whereas the Little Pike was broad slopes of snow and less climbable rock. As it turns out this is NOT the taller of the two peaks. It was very misleading visually as this one barely has the 100 foot prominence threshold and the other is over 200. SO much for guessing.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:130 ft / 39 m
    Total Elevation Loss:150 ft / 45 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:130 ft / 39 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 120 ft / 37 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:GPS track
    Start Trailhead:parking space along road  13120 ft / 3998 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:GPS track
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  13100 ft / 3992 m
Ascent Part of Trip: COLO-2

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Ormes Peak2018-10-20 a489 ft / 149 m
2Devils Kitchen2018-10-20 b65 ft / 20 m
3Devils Playground2018-10-20 c155 ft / 47 m
4Pikes Peak2018-10-20 d40 ft / 12 m
5Little Pike North Peak2018-10-20 e130 ft / 40 m
6Little Pikes2018-10-20 f243 ft / 74 m
7Devils Pinnacles2018-10-20 g95 ft / 29 m
Total Trip Gain: 1217 ft / 371 m    Total Trip Loss: 779 ft / 239 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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