Ascent of Cicero Peak on 2015-10-18

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Katrina and Luke
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 18, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cicero Peak
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:6166 ft / 1879 m

Ascent Trip Report

We were driving out of the woods in the early morning and our Black Hills Map didn't show all of the roads. We saw that we wanted to go on a road that went by Cicero Peak, so we turned on a road that we thought would do that. It turned out that this road was not on our map and it actually just went to the top. We stopped before the final corner on the road and parked at what is probably the only such parking spot on the road. It was a nice visit. We determined that we should summit Cicero as long as we drove up it. Luke thought that he would need to put on hiking shoes to make the summit, but after a couple minutes of fussing around with his things he turned around and saw that we were just walking up to the tower, barely a walk in the park. we went up the rest of the road and found rocks sticking up on the west side of the building which were the highest. Great views of sunrise from up there!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:46 ft / 14 m
    Total Elevation Loss:46 ft / 14 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.1 mi / 0.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:46 ft / 14 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0.1 km
    Route:Cicero Peak Road
    Start Trailhead:Vista Parking Spot  6120 ft / 1865 m
    Time:3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:46 ft / 14 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0.1 km
    Route:Cicero Peak Road
    End Trailhead:Vist Parking Spot  6120 ft / 1865 m
    Time:2 Minutes

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