Ascent of Diamond Peak on 2013-06-20

Climber: George Burgess

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, June 20, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Diamond Peak
    Elevation:6379 ft / 1944 m

Ascent Trip Report

My day of bagging the Garfield County High and Prominence Points started with a hike of Diamond Peak from Diamond Creek Road, an easy one-mile walk, after which I returned to the Melton Creek Trail and descended to the base of Prominencians Peak, as it is colloquially known in this corner of the internet.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:539 ft / 164 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2139 ft / 651 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:539 ft / 164 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Diamond Peak Trail
    Start Trailhead:Diamond Creek Road  5840 ft / 1780 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2139 ft / 651 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Melton Creek Trail
    End Trailhead:Saddle  4240 ft / 1292 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Garfield County Peaks (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Diamond Peak2013-06-20 a539 ft / 164 m
2Prominencians Peak2013-06-20 b3300 ft / 1006 m
Total Trip Gain: 3839 ft / 1170 m    Total Trip Loss: 3839 ft / 1170 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Burgess
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