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Ascent of peak 10864 on 2016-10-13

Climber: Dan Robrecht

Date:Thursday, October 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:peak 10864
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:10864 ft / 3311 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the highest point on a Ridgeline hike running from Alta up to Cardiff Pass and then following the ridge from there. My hope had been to circle all the way around Alta, crossing the Devil's Tower and Sugarloaf before heading down Collin's back to my car. But after 10864 I only had about 2 hours left, and I knew there was no way I'd make it.

10864 itself was not entirely easy. I was definitely nervous looking up from Point Supreme given that I hadn't read anything about obstacles here but it looked like a pretty hairy line of huge gendarmes on the way up, and I was already pretty sure I'd have to bail on Devil's Castle but everything from 10864 west looked pretty cliffy below. The going was slow, but surprisingly just staying right on the ridge seemed to usually be the best option (just once I doubled back to take a route lower on the W side), or at least worked well enough. Dropping down to the saddle was easy enough, I could see what looked like a faint trail, not sure if human or animal, in the week old snow. It actually dropped me down off of the ridge pretty easily. Then just a long walk back to my car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4961 ft / 1512 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4961 ft / 1511 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4961 ft / 1512 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2322 ft / 708 m; Extra: 2639 ft / 804m
    Loss on way in:2639 ft / 804 m
    Distance:8.3 mi / 13.4 km
    Route:To Cardiff Pass, then around the ridgeline
    Start Trailhead:Alta police station  8542 ft / 2603 m
    Time:4 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2322 ft / 707 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Straight down from the saddle to the West.
    End Trailhead:8542 ft / 2603 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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