Ascent of Humboldt Peak on 2010-02-17

Climber: Jacek Czyz

Others in Party:solo
Date:Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Humboldt Peak
    Elevation:14064 ft / 4286 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed exactly middle of the south slope from camp just below Lower South Colony Lake. Section of 100' class 3-4 on rock bend in hidden, left lying slaby gully. Above endless talus to west summit.
My last 14ers ABC (All But Culebra) in 12 months in my quest of 52 peaks for 52 years old man.

Very unusual to meet somebody in the middle of the winter on exact summit. Two ski experts, one of them already skied all 14ers. Congrats.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2550 ft / 776 m
    Elevation Loss:5630 ft / 1715 m
    Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Grade/Class:class 4
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2430 ft / 740 m
    Extra Loss:46 ft / 14 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:middle of south face
    Trailhead:South Colony Lake  11680 ft / 3560 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:5584 ft / 1701 m
    Extra Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:big southeast gully starting between summits
    Trailhead:cross of 120 & 121 County Road  8600 ft / 2621 m
    Time Down:6 Hours 

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