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Ascent of El Diente on 2015-07-27

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Collin Kamholz
Hannah Wilner
Harlan Stockman
Date:Monday, July 27, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:El Diente
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14159 ft / 4315 m

Ascent Trip Report

The lower part of the Kilpacker Basin trail was very frustrating with considerable loss and regain of elevation, and much sloppy mud (some of which did dry out during the day). The upper part of the trail was better- a good trail over crappy talus. The route from the trail to the summit was a bit unclear- there were several cairned routes (probably built to accommodate different snow conditions), but it looked like all routes were fairly similar (class 3 mixed with crappy loose class 2).

We climbed it with hopes of continuing on to Mount Wilson, but we found this climb more tiring than we were expecting, and given the weather was windy with chance of afternoon storms so we elected to descend.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4679 ft / 1425 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.6 mi / 20.3 km
    Route:Kilpacker Basin
    Trailhead:Kilpacker Basin trailhead  10080 ft / 3072 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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