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Ascent of Peerless Mountain on 2018-06-09

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 9, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Peerless Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13348 ft / 4068 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked car below the gate at about 40 feet lower than the gate. Hiked up the first mine and then when all the Sherman hikers veered right, I headed left (south) on some old mining 4 wheel drive roads. Started at 6:36 AM and summitted at 7:35 AM. I left the mining roads and bushwhacked up the steep hip avoiding all snow fields since I was not with microspikes and it was icy and slippery in the morning. The route is small talus and easy to hike and connects to the ridge of Horseshoe Mountain. I will come back now and do Horseshoe this route someday.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1458 ft / 443 m
    Total Elevation Loss:288 ft / 87 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Grade/Class:2,1+
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
45F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1423 ft / 433 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1388 ft / 423 m; Extra: 35 ft / 10m
    Loss on way in:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:mining roads to bushwhack to North Ridge
    Start Trailhead:road below gate  11960 ft / 3645 m
    Time:59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:253 ft / 77 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 218 ft / 66 m; Extra: 35 ft / 10m
    Gain on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  13130 ft / 4002 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Fairplay-2

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Peerless Mountain2018-06-09 a1458 ft / 444 m
2Mount Sheridan2018-06-09 b618 ft / 188 m
3un 119902018-06-09 c630 ft / 192 m
Total Trip Gain: 2706 ft / 824 m    Total Trip Loss: 348 ft / 106 m



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