Ascent of Clayton Peak on 1999-04-23

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Duane Poslusny
Keith Stevens
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, April 23, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Clayton Peak
    Elevation:10721 ft / 3267 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked this one from Brighton Ski Resort with Duane and Keith. The lifts were closed, so we trudged up in snowy weather. Preston was quite fun, with a few small snow-covered cliffs to ascend. We then followed the ridge to Clayton Peak. Clayton was in near-whiteout conditions on the summit. We then followed some of our favorite ski runs back to the car. Wonderful winter ascent in snowy weather. Pictures
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:681 ft / 207 m
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:681 ft / 207 m
    Route:Southwest Ridge
    Start Trailhead:10040 ft / 3060 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Clayton/Preston 4/99

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Preston Peak1999-04-23 a1555 ft / 474 m
2Clayton Peak1999-04-23 b681 ft / 208 m
Total Trip Gain: 2236 ft / 682 m

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