Ascent of Crested Butte on 2012-06-13

Climber: Bo Saunders

Others in Party:None
Date:Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crested Butte
    Elevation:12162 ft / 3706 m

Ascent Trip Report

I did this climb before work. I could step out the door of the condo and basically be on the trail. At first I tried to bushwhack up the chair lift slope, but it was steep and difficult so I stuck to the trail (i.e. service road) after that. It was a fairly easy, straightforward climb. Great view of the valley from the summit. Not a cloud in the sky. I scrambled down a not-so-secure scree slope (west face?) coming off the summit, which made things interesting. Lost about 10 minutes on a slight detour to the ice bar coming down.
Route: Access road from Mt. Crested Butte town
Start: 5:10am
Paradise lift: 6:38am
Silver Queen lift: 6:47am
Summit: 7:17am
Depart summit: 7:34am
Finish: 9:01am
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2264 ft / 690 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Access Road
    Trailhead:Ski Resort Base  9898 ft / 3016 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Perfect day, no clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 7 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 27 Minutes

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