Ascent of Peak 6080 on 2020-04-07
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, April 7, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6080 ft / 1853 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPeak 6100 is a hidden gem for sure. Another awesome peak suggested to me by Kevin Baker. Kevin you are 2 for 2!
He used the Kirk’s track from LOJ and so did I. Route is C3 with some exposure.
This is a really fun one if you’re in the area or sick of driving on I-70, just take the Cameo exit. The road turns to 2wd dirt road just past the bridge over the Colorado River and you will drive past a bunch of shooting range stuff until you reach a large parking lot with a pit toilet. From here hike up a 4wd road for a short distance until you reach a gate that states it’s open for travel by foot only. After working around the gate this is where you start off trailing.
Once you reach the base of this incredibly intimidating fortress, follow an animal/social trail that traverses below the cliffbands. Eventually you will reach the C3 scramble section which is well cairned. It is short lived and not that exposed in my opinion.
I improved upon existing cairns as well as built some new ones in places I thought could use them.
It would have been cool to explore the summit more but I didn’t have a whole lot of time. This is definitely a repeat peak for me so perhaps in the future when I have someone tag along to explore it with
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1217 ft / 370 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||114 ft / 34 m|
| Gain on way in:||1217 ft / 370 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1103 ft / 337 m; Extra: 114 ft / 34m|
| Loss on way in:||114 ft / 34 m|
| Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Start Trailhead:||4977 ft / 1516 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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