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Ascent of Repeater Peak on 2019-07-13

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:glen mizenko <11154> Dan Connors
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Repeater Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13548 ft / 4129 m

Ascent Trip Report

Of the 5 peak traverse from Tweto to London, this was the most interesting of the day in terms of snow. On the way down from Mosquito we had a bit of rock talus slog but then you see Repeater which is the next talus slog. On the way up there was a nasty cornice with some overlapping snow and a shear 15 foot wall. Very impressive especially since it is mid JULY! Next to the cornices were snow fractures making crevasse like formations that were about 8 feet deep and 4 feet wide. Obviously not crevasses, but I am not sure what you call these residual places where the snow was buckling away in waves and troughs up against a cornice. We took many photos of that feature. At the top there is a microwave repeater and perhaps that is how the name "Repeater Peak" came to be although I am guessing the other name "Kuss" honors someone?

There was a huge snow pack along the summit that tied into the eastern cornice wall. We tagged the summit near the building and as we did there was a broadcast message echoing out from the piping describing some sort or rescue of a 4 wheel drive vehicle below. Really odd. The hike down was the hardest of all the 4 peaks of the day as the talus was that really awkward size. Not big enough to jump to big boulders; not small enough to scree slide, a lot of teetering bowling ball sized mess that gave my sprained ankle a workout. Dan, who had been fighting altitude sickness made his way through the talus in short time and I ended up a half mile behind him! He wanted a head start on London the fifth peak as he was slow upclimbing with his headache. I was slow on the talus down climbs with my ankle.

We had not seen anyone all day on the traverse but once we got to the saddle with London suddenly people. Apparently, London is a popular climb for people that have 4 wheelers to get to the saddle. So they get a quick enjoyable view without a big workout. We earned it with a 11 mile 5 peak traverse loop.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:262 ft / 79 m
    Total Elevation Loss:894 ft / 272 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:262 ft / 79 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 242 ft / 74 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.9 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  13306 ft / 4055 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:874 ft / 266 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:see GPS
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  12674 ft / 3863 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Fair Play-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Tweto2019-07-13 a2182 ft / 665 m
2Treasurevault Mountain2019-07-13 b518 ft / 158 m
3Mosquito Peak2019-07-13 c321 ft / 98 m
4Repeater Peak2019-07-13 d262 ft / 80 m
5London Mountain2019-07-13 e550 ft / 168 m
Total Trip Gain: 3833 ft / 1169 m    Total Trip Loss: 3394 ft / 1034 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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