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Ascent of Wilson Peak on 2015-07-28

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Hannah Wilner
Harlan Stockman
Date:Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Wilson Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14017 ft / 4272 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to the trailhead is in decent shape for a dirt road, but some amount of high clearance is helpful (Hannah's Subaru Outback made it with no problem). There were a fair number of signs along the way.

The trail was in great shape and easy to follow until about 12,200'. There it disappeared (maybe under snow?), but fortunately we found the (or maybe one of several?) trail switchbacking up the southwest slope. It worked well, and the trail was again easy to follow until the pass after the Rock of Ages pass. From there, there were numerous routes going across and up towards the southwest ridge. Once on the southwest ridge, the trail continued to the summit.

Right before the summit, the trail turns to an easy class 3 route where it drops about 50' and gains maybe 75'.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3877 ft / 1181 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Rock of Ages Trail
    Trailhead:Rock of Ages trailhead  10340 ft / 3151 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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