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Ascent of Snowmass Mountain on 2015-06-05

Climber: Craig Jones

Others in Party:Conner Collins
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, June 5, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Snowmass Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12350 ft / 3764 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trip report on my website, but in short total slog but most epic hiking adventure yet. When we left at 2am for our summit post from below the still frozen Snowmass Lake we were postholing the entire way around until we got up onto the slope. Losing hours around the lake, by sunrise we decided it was too dangerous and risky to hike around the lake in warmer conditions later in the day after many more hours to hike to and from the summit. So we decided to turn back after sunrise at 12,350ft.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear



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