Ascent of Pike NF Peak 10099 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
Peak:Pike NF Peak 10099
    Elevation:10099 ft / 3078 m

Ascent Trip Report

After successfully negotiating the interesting cliff bands under Crooked Top we were now back on sunnier western slopes and scooted down to the valley with ease (Crow Gulch) and once again crossed FR 101. On the other side where we were on the toe of slope of the eastern ridge we hit snow immediately and put on spikes. The hike was a slog in 2 to 6 inch snow and once on the ridge we headed up a subpeak I just entered into the database for PB called Pike Forest Peak 10099. It is just below a 300 footer but has a nice ponderosa pine approach. The summit only has peak-a-boo views not nearly as interesting as Crooked Top. Then we headed down to the open grassy saddle between peak 10099 and 10120 through some aspen and soon we had a surprise ahead.........a really sexy pinnacle formation along the shoulder of the next peak!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:874 ft / 266 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1240 ft / 377 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:874 ft / 266 m
    Loss on way in:1240 ft / 377 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:summit of Crooked Top  10465 ft / 3189 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Crooked

Complete Trip Sequence:
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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