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Ascent of Epaulet Mountain on 2019-07-28

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 28, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Epaulet Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13523 ft / 4121 m

Ascent Trip Report

Road reopened today so woke up at 430 AM and left house at 450 and got to the TH just after 6 AM. I parked at a turnout adjacent to the large broad saddle. This is a very pleasant and non-technical trek across beautiful tundra alpine to the summit. I carefully used as much rock to walk on as possible to protect the tundra. There are no signs of others up here. No trash, no trails, no game trails. Much solitude. After hitting the HP I continued over to the sister peak Epaulie. Strangely, each peak gets a tiny bit higher as you head "down" the shoulder ridge at least up to Rosalie so the prominence increases as you head down stream. This entire trek can be easy class 1 and the rock is never talus so quite comfy to walk on
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:398 ft / 121 m
    Total Elevation Loss:198 ft / 59 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:mostly 1, some 3 com
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Clear
45F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:398 ft / 121 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 323 ft / 98 m; Extra: 75 ft / 22m
    Loss on way in:75 ft / 22 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:See GPS  13200 ft / 4023 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:123 ft / 37 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:see GPS
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  13400 ft / 4084 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Evans-2

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Juniper Pass Point 110502019-07-27 a195 ft / 59 m
1Guns Gathering2019-07-27 b432 ft / 132 m
3Mount Judge2019-07-27 c1401 ft / 427 m
4Devils Nose2019-07-27 d467 ft / 142 m
5The Brother2019-07-27 f355 ft / 108 m
6Epaulet Mountain2019-07-28 a398 ft / 121 m
7Epaulie2019-07-28 b195 ft / 59 m
8Rosalie Peak2019-07-28 c672 ft / 205 m
Total Trip Gain: 4115 ft / 1253 m    Total Trip Loss: 3165 ft / 963 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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