Ascent of Humboldt Peak on 2010-02-17
|Others in Party:||solo|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 17, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14064 ft / 4286 m|
Ascent Trip ReportClimbed 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|
| 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|
| 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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