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Ascent of Mount Falcon - West Peak 7700 on 2020-07-05

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 5, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Falcon - West Peak 7700
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:7700 ft / 2346 m

Ascent Trip Report

Always wanted to bushwhack over and tag this small peak. Although many peakbaggers will ONLY go after prominence or geographical highpoints, many of the best journeys are to "interesting" summits that simply are the not the highest point or most prominent and I am drawn to those often. this one appears more interesting that the other summits in this park so I entered it the database and measuring its prominence in the field. It is just about exactly at 100 feet of rise from the connecting saddle but has great views off the south and west slopes. There are plenty of social use trails to the summit even though the county park has not created any. One can get up there with no more than a class 2 if you look for the best route. Or. the herd/use trails take you to wall with some more direct class 2+ and 3 routes if you prefer. My strained intercostals where angry with me today so I found a class 2+ route up. Not disappointing, the only great view I got all day with solitude since it was a crowded COVID holiday weekend day.

Then I bushwhacked down the side to the Parmalee Trail and looped down and back and up to the true peak Falcon Peak and back to the truck for a 4 mile 900 foot gain morning
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Total Elevation Loss:210 ft / 64 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Grade/Class:1,2,2+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot
80F
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Loss on way in:210 ft / 64 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:7760 ft / 2365 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:see GPS track
    End Trailhead:low point between peaks  
Ascent Part of Trip: Falcon-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Falcon - West Peak 77002020-07-05 a150 ft / 46 m
2Mount Falcon2020-07-05 b762 ft / 232 m
Total Trip Gain: 912 ft / 278 m    Total Trip Loss: 360 ft / 110 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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