Ascent of Medicine Bow Peak-West Ridge on 2010-08-30

Climber: Eric Noel

Date:Monday, August 30, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Medicine Bow Peak-West Ridge
    Elevation:11920 ft / 3633 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hopped across boulders for a while near the summit of Medicine Bow. After a bit this abated and I found the trail again. I walked this until near the county line and then veered left. An improbable small snag must have been placed as a potential county line given that it was the only thing in an immense sea of rocks and quite close to the HP. But I don't think it was exactly at the HP and again as with most liners it is hard to tell with certain. I just followed the GPS and the terrain and put in my due diligence. And then got off of this mtn quickly. I really liked the Medicine Bow area but this "highpoint" was neither high nor much of a point.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Very Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Rocks then Trail then Rocks
    Start Trailhead:Medicine Bow  11920 ft / 3633 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Rocks then Trail then Rocks
    End Trailhead:Medicine Bow  11920 ft / 3633 m
Ascent Part of Trip: MedicineBow

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Medicine Bow Peak2010-08-30 a1293 ft / 394 m
2Medicine Bow Peak-West Ridge2010-08-30 b100 ft / 30 m
Total Trip Gain: 1393 ft / 424 m    Total Trip Loss: 1393 ft / 424 m

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