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Ascent of Mount Meeker on 2021-08-05

Climber: Benjamin Kiser

Others in Party:Jesse Sumrak -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Thursday, August 5, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Meeker
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13911 ft / 4240 m

Ascent Trip Report

After summitting Meeker Ridge via the Iron Gates route, we traversed the Meeker knife edge to Meeker's summit. Perfect weather minus the haze from the PNW fires. The knife edge was somewhat scary but very stable. Great footholds on the north side of the knife edge. Super fun route. After summitting, Jesse went on to do the radical slam and Andrea and I went down the Loft. Total time out around 9 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4491 ft / 1368 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4491 ft / 1368 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.7 mi / 18.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4491 ft / 1368 m
    Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Route:Iron Gates/Meeker Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Longs Peak TH  9420 ft / 2871 m
    Time:4 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4491 ft / 1368 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Loft Route
    End Trailhead:Longs Peak TH  9420 ft / 2871 m
    Time:4 Hours 10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Meeker (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Meeker-East Peak2021-08-054420 ft / 1347 m
2Mount Meeker2021-08-054491 ft / 1369 m
Total Trip Gain: 8911 ft / 2716 m    Total Trip Loss: 4491 ft / 1369 m



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