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Ascent of Flattop Mountain in 2002-08

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Holder
Lundberg
Woodcock
Drake
and me
Date:August, 2002
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Peak:Flattop Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12324 ft / 3756 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pass through peak summit on backpacking trip on way to Longs Peak after first night of backpacking. Camp site July at 10,500. Second site near Bear Lake at 10,000

First segment stats to Flattop

Begin 8400 and ascend to 12234 day 2
summit after 12 miles
Camp2 then descend to 9200...then ascend to Long's Peak for next segment
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3924 ft / 1196 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3124 ft / 952 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Grade/Class:class 1 & 1+
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:sunny and cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3924 ft / 1196 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:Tonahutu TH
    Start Trailhead:8400 ft / 2560 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3124 ft / 952 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Bear Lake TH pass through
    End Trailhead:9200 ft / 2804 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Longs Peak - Rocky MNP (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Flattop Mountain-Not to summit2002-08 a3924 ft / 1196 m
2Longs Peak2002-08 b5255 ft / 1602 m
Total Trip Gain: 9179 ft / 2798 m    Total Trip Loss: 9079 ft / 2767 m



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