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Ascent of Lyons Ridge on 2021-01-23

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, January 23, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lyons Ridge
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:6280 ft / 1914 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a heavily used trail that runs along the Lyons Ridge and has nice views. Along the west side I saw many deer loitering along the sandstone bands and juniper. The ridge has nice views in both directions and 200 to 300 foot falls except at the connection saddle which ruins the prominence and gives the ridge's peak only 100 foot prominence but it is well worth the extra credit hike if you have the opportunity to hike in the open space.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:245 ft / 74 m
    Total Elevation Loss:30 ft / 8 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:230 ft / 70 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 215 ft / 66 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Lyons Trail
    Start Trailhead:lower saddle between peaks on trail  6065 ft / 1848 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Gain on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:hogback Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: Ken Caryl

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Tin Cup2021-01-23 a1995 ft / 608 m
2Beacon Hill2021-01-23 b 
3Ken-Caryl Pt 72722021-01-23 c 
4Hogback2021-01-23 d591 ft / 180 m
5Lyons Ridge2021-01-23 e245 ft / 75 m
6Alderfer Hill2021-01-23 f402 ft / 123 m
Total Trip Gain: 3233 ft / 986 m    Total Trip Loss: 956 ft / 291 m



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