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Ascent of Epaulie 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:Epaulie
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13530 ft / 4123 m

Ascent Trip Report

Epaulie was my favorite of the three peaks. It has over 300 feet of prominence (rise) and actually some rock formations you can climb. Although you can class 1 up to the top the very summit requires some easy class 2+ to 3 for a very very short stint. The wind was wicked all day. I would have to say this was in top 5 worst windy days EVER! Only Boreas and Rainier beat me up worse than this hike today but it was relentless. Never enough to make you sit down but blowing you around and making taking photos on the summit rocks difficult.

The backside of the peak is the only place on the entire trip that offers some real rock to play on. You can scoot around it and down to the saddle with mostly class 2 if you prefer or take the rock and play on class 2+ and some 3.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:195 ft / 59 m
    Total Elevation Loss:657 ft / 199 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Grade/Class:1 up 2 to 2+ down
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
43F and windy!
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:175 ft / 53 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 130 ft / 39 m; Extra: 45 ft / 13m
    Loss on way in:45 ft / 13 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  13400 ft / 4084 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:612 ft / 186 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 592 ft / 180 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:see GPS track
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  12938 ft / 3943 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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