Ascent of Greys Peak on 2012-11-06
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 6, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10674 ft / 3253 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHad a sort of unexpected day off, so figured I should climb this while I can since I see it every day. Lots of snow packing the entire route, and I found out my boots are no longer water proof. But the weather so incredibly perfect that I didn't mind all that much. In the upper portions of the route the snow completely took over and I had to start kicking steps into the snow in order to keep moving upwards.
Finally, just about 300 hundred feet below the southern shoulder of the peak, I came to a sort of head wall of snow at ~50 degree slope and had to put on my crampons and take out my ice axe. Once on the shoulder though its a pretty easy walk up to the peak. Looking at the register it looks like it gets a lot more visitors than the other peaks nearby.
Anyway, this was my first for real snow climb (i.e. really needing crampons in order to make steps) and it was a blast! I couldn't have asked for a nicer day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2596 ft / 790 m|
| Extra Gain:||150 ft / 45 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Trailhead:||Angel Lake 8378 ft / 2553 m|
| Quality:||10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||4 Hours |
| Time:||2 Hours |
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