Ascent of Mount Evans on 2019-07-02

Climber: Duane Poslusny

Date:Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Evans
    Elevation:14264 ft / 4347 m

Ascent Trip Report

Joined with another solo climber to ascend Crystal Couloir(Steep Snow) in great condition. Left TH at 07:07 and had mostly hard snow, with some pockets of unconsolidated snow. Only party on the North Face of Evans. Joined the tourists on the trail to the final summit at 09:45. Descended the North Face proper (Moderate Snow) on skis. The snow was very wet and supportive at 10:30. My new found partner glissaded down behind me. The skiing was sloppy corn with exposed rocks up high, but amazing once I got the feel for it and the slope opened up. Packed up the skis again and hiked out to the trailhead. Got back to the car at 11:22, and beat the impending doom of grey thunderclouds.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1414 ft / 430 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1414 ft / 430 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Grade/Class:Steep Snow
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1414 ft / 430 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.8 km
    Route:Crystal Couloir
    Start Trailhead:Summit Lake  12850 ft / 3916 m
    Time:2 Hours 44 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1414 ft / 430 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:North Face-Moderate
    End Trailhead:Summit Lake  12850 ft / 3916 m
    Time:1 Hours 23 Minutes

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