Ascent of Eldorado Peak on 2022-07-21

Climber: Rick Teudt

Date:Thursday, July 21, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eldorado Peak
    Elevation:8868 ft / 2702 m

Ascent Trip Report

Now my all-time favorite glacier climb. Above treeline the views are hard to beat. Almost all type 1 fun, except for the water crossing, and the steep forest was annoying at times. Even the boulder field wasn't bad at all - some of it can be bypassed with a climbers trail marked with cairns. We climbed to high camp (7,600 ft) on the first day and were the only group there. High camp has 5-6 flat, sandy tent sites, some of them surrounded by short rock walls. There is also a composting toilet, and we found a slight trickle of water from a melting patch of snow (took a while to fill our bottles, but still faster than using a stove). I doubt this water source will last long. From camp to summit the next morning took barely more than an hour.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6958 ft / 2120 m
    Extra Gain:125 ft / 38 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.4 mi / 16.7 km
    Route:Inspiration Glacier
    Trailhead:2160 ft / 658 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rick Teudt
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