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Ascent of Grizzly Peak on 2018-07-04

Climber: Ben Ryan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Dirtbike
Peak:Grizzly Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13988 ft / 4263 m

Ascent Trip Report

07/04/2018
https://www.strava.com/activities/1681378154
- Snow climb ascent via Grizzly Couloir starting hiking from Grizzly Reservoir. Dirt Bike up Lincoln Creek Road to the Reservoir.
- Descent via skis down Grizzly Couloir
- Dirt Bike made mince meat out of 4x4 roads (rode up to the reservoir). Easy and beautiful 3.5 mile hike to Grizzly Lake. Lake was full of 16" healthy trout. 3-4 foot deep suncups throughout Grizzly Couloir made for some interesting/technical skiing. Final 20' approached the mid-50 degree range. No wind, blue skies, summit beers, and America.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2963 ft / 903 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3, Steep Snow
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Headlamp, Skis, Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2963 ft / 903 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Start Trailhead:11025 ft / 3360 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km



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