Ascent of Tombstone Ridge on 2013-07-23

Climber: Ed Wandall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tombstone Ridge
    Elevation:11722 ft / 3572 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the Ute trailhead and THOUGHT it was only going to be a quarter mile, so I left the trail and bushwhacked up trying to stay on the rocks. Then I realized I still had another 1/2 mile to go! Off I went...and realized it was another false summit. The NPS handout map is inadequate (as expected), but I pressed on to the whistles of annoyed Pika and Marmot and got to the summit...and was amazed at the views down Windy Gulch. Do this hike (but stick to the trail until you are below the summit!)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:272 ft / 82 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Trailhead:11450 ft / 3489 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country

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