Ascent of Southeast San Luis Pass Peak on 2018-07-08

Climber: William Musser

Date:Sunday, July 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Southeast San Luis Pass Peak
    Elevation:12520 ft / 3816 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is the first peak you see from the Upper West Willow Creek TH. It is a sharp triangular rock pinnacle that guides you like a beacon to the main trailhead junction with the Colorado Skyline trail. All day while hiking up to San Luis you can look back and find this beacon. Even though it is lower than the surrounding 13ers - they are mostly grassy sloped so this rugged rock outcropping is easy to find and know where you must go to return to your car. I was tempted to run up it before quitting for the day and since all the hiking was easy class 1, a little hand on rock looked like fun. To my surprise there was a very nice jar on the summit with clean paper and pencil. Not one of those messy deals where you know not where to sign. I opened it and there were only 3 entries. All three from last year. I was the only person to sign it in 2018. I wonder who thought to put a sign in jar on this tiny little outcropping? I guess I was not the only one that thought this tiny pinnacle was worthy of investigation and thus a log in - to peakbagger.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:180 ft / 54 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  12340 ft / 3761 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km

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