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Ascent of Peak 10120 on 2019-11-09

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:glen mizenko
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, November 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Peak 10120
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:10120 ft / 3084 m

Ascent Trip Report

This approach rocks! Coming from the subpeak of 10099 we were about half way up when a very imposing pinnacle tower shows up. If you want to stop and find scrambling or rock climbing it is here. The wall immediately is all class 5. We scooted around it till the angle and exposure became less dangerous and Glen headed up a not so exposed class 4 route where the hand holds and foot holds gave adequate challenge to be quite fun without exposing us to a lethal fall. Once on the tower there are great views! the connecting saddle to the shoulder on the back side is an easy class 2 dismount with only 20 feet of rise so it is not worthy of adding to the database but if you come from the south approach as we did this is the most fun way to obtain this peak. Near the top of this peak some more minor class 3 opportunities and we took them.

The trip down the north side was simply a wooded slog in snow back to FR 101
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:286 ft / 86 m
    Total Elevation Loss:265 ft / 80 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Grade/Class:1,2,2+,3,3+,4
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:261 ft / 79 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 21 ft / 6 m; Extra: 240 ft / 73m
    Loss on way in:240 ft / 73 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:See GPS  10099 ft / 3078 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Gain on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:see GPS track
    End Trailhead:car  
Ascent Part of Trip: Crooked

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Crooked Top Peak2019-11-09 a1290 ft / 393 m
2Pike NF Peak 100992019-11-09 b874 ft / 266 m
3Peak 101202019-11-09 c286 ft / 87 m
4Peak 101482019-11-09 d963 ft / 294 m
Total Trip Gain: 3413 ft / 1040 m    Total Trip Loss: 1735 ft / 529 m



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