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Ascent of Klondike Peak on 2015-08-15

Climber: Alex Lennon

Date:Saturday, August 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Klondike Peak
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:13114 ft / 3997 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of the most 'adventurous' climbs I've done, involving:

25 miles of paved road from Cora, the nearest town

18 miles of dirt road to the Green River lakes TH

11 miles in on the CDT to Three Forks Park

Leaving the trail, immediate unbridged stream crossing. Camped on the far side.

Next morning, immediate steep bushwack up ~1500 ft.

This was followed by ~4 miles of treacherous but highly scenic boulder hopping and scrambling.

Another steep headwall scramble to gain the Continental Divide.

Finally, the last ~500ft of elevation was gained via glacier travel. Repeat everything on the way down.

This was a seriously awesome adventure- gorgeous, grueling, varied, and remote. It's always a trip out in the Winds.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5114 ft / 1558 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5114 ft / 1558 m
    Route:Tourist Creek
    Start Trailhead:8000 ft / 2438 m
Descent Statistics



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