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Ascent of Peak 12885 on 2020-06-08

Climber: Whiley Hall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, June 8, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 12885
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12885 ft / 3927 m

Ascent Trip Report

Someone needs to put a leash on me right now and take me on a ONE-peak-only outing! ... I definitely need to take a “rest day” soon but it’s just SO HARD TO RESIST adding more after gaining the ridge and when the weather isn’t a threat...
At least I took the pace slow, that counts for some form of rest right?
The 40 mph winds also helped slow me down. I was able to resist temptation of continuing to Peaks 12650 & 12876 ... mostly because my glove flew away from me as I was going up Peak 12724 and was hoping I could retrieve it with an out-&-back to tag the summit then return to the CDT. Found it!

C2 route - I parked at the CDT/CT TH where it intersects CR 267 (4wd) from St. Elmo Ghost Town.

The last ~0.3 miles of Tincup Pass is still holding hard snowbanks, making it impassible to reach the summit by vehicle from this side right now.

My descent off Peak 12885 was looser than the usual in order to avoid some steep snowfields and cornices still holding onto the ridge.
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GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Whiley Hall
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