Ascent of Mount Evans-West Peak on 2019-08-31

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 31, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Evans-West Peak
    Elevation:14256 ft / 4345 m

Ascent Trip Report

Having missed this small subpeak the first time we climbed up Evans and since we were just doing a causual drive tourist deal up Evans for fun today. We parked up at the upper parking lot and I ran up Evans for kicks, and then scrambled the ridge to this subpeak. There was nobody up on the subpeak and the views were stunning. There are two pinnacles there and one is far more exposed than the other. Enjoying the solitude and exposure that you can not get on Evans made this easy 1.2 mile loop and 300 plus gain "hike" a nice way to pick off the sub-peak after the fact. Not worth posting the GPS track because the route is very obvious.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:291 ft / 88 m
    Total Elevation Loss:165 ft / 50 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:1,2+, some 3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:241 ft / 73 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 126 ft / 39 m; Extra: 115 ft / 35m
    Loss on way in:115 ft / 35 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:small cairned trail and short scamper and scramble
    Start Trailhead:Upper Evans Parking  14130 ft / 4306 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Evans-3

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Goliath Peak2019-08-31 a709 ft / 216 m
2Mount Evans Auto Road - Highest Paved Road in America - road highpoint2019-08-31 b 
3Mount Evans2019-08-31 c 
4Mount Evans-West Peak2019-08-31 d291 ft / 89 m
5Three Sisters-North Peak2019-08-31 e425 ft / 130 m
Total Trip Gain: 1425 ft / 435 m    Total Trip Loss: 320 ft / 97 m

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