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Ascent of Hogback on 2017-07-29

Climber: William Musser

Date:Saturday, July 29, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Hogback
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:6000 ft / 1828 m

Ascent Trip Report

Woke up realized it was going to rain all day in the high mountains so I abandoned my goal of getting a 14er. Instead, I set my sights on the hogback ridge peaks I had not completed in Golden/Lakewood area. I followed the following agenda:

1) Indian Mountain – Apex Park (7281) Summited
2) Bandimere Ridge – South Dinosaur Park (6283) Summited
3) Peak 6262 – South Hogback Ridge (6262) Summited
4) Peak 6482 – South Hogback Ridge (6482) Private property did not climb
5) Hogback – South Hogback Ridge (6536) Private property did not climb
6) Plymouth Mountain – Deer Creek Canyon Park (7295) Summited
7) So. Plymouth Pinnace Pt – Deer Creek Canyon Park (7286) Summited

Hogback – Can easily be bushwhacked from the Hogback trail from the backside. The problem here is there is 10 million signs surrounding the trail system saying all the paths, all the trails, all the parking is for residents of this huge development. The roads are not private they are public but they say that the open space is owned by the development and you are not welcome! So you can pretend to live there ( I do not believe in doing that…) or you better know someone that lives there and go as their guest otherwise, it is another 300 foot prominence peak with no public access. So I gave up and kept driving.
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: Denver-11

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Indian Mountain2017-07-29 a1176 ft / 358 m
2Bandimere Ridge2017-07-29 b343 ft / 105 m
3Peak 62622017-07-29 c462 ft / 141 m
4(Attempt) Peak 64822017-07-29 d 
5(Attempt) Hogback2017-07-29 e 
6Plymouth Mountain2017-07-29 f1415 ft / 431 m
7Plymouth Pinnacle2017-07-29 g126 ft / 38 m
Total Trip Gain: 3522 ft / 1073 m    Total Trip Loss: 1520 ft / 463 m



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