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Ascent of Fox Mountain on 2019-10-13

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, October 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Fox Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:10921 ft / 3328 m

Ascent Trip Report

an excellent fine hike/scramble but with a lot of traffic. St Mary's glacier is crazy crowded. Fortunately, few climb this fine small peak near St Mary lake and it has great views of the "glacier" surrounding area, and the the lake below. Best of all fine scrambling opportunities from class 2+ though 4 but all of the rock is stable, chunky, and makes for nice ledges of hand-holds and footholds. If you want, you can select a nice line of classic class 3 non-exposed safe for kids, or slide around and get some exposure and harder material class 3+

About 15 minute drive up the hill from Idaho Springs and $5 to park. Plenty of trails to play on in the area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:743 ft / 225 m
    Total Elevation Loss:135 ft / 40 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Grade/Class:1,2,3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:623 ft / 189 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 608 ft / 185 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:Parking public $5  10313 ft / 3143 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:120 ft / 36 m
    Gain on way out:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:see GPS track
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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