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Ascent to Pikes Peak-Just above A-Frame on 2010-03-30

Climber: S Wallace

Date:Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Point Reached:Pikes Peak - Just above A-Frame
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12400 ft / 3779 m
    Remaining Elevation:1710 ft / 521 m (23% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Weather was great... but the slow pace I had to keep while climbing the steep snow with rental snowshoes (blisters on both heels from walking mile + in ski boots a couple days before... yeah... what was I thinking...) made it impossible to continue for summt and get off mountain in time to meet the schedule I was locked into...

Grabbed lunch at the A-Frame and headed back down...

will have to be a return trip...
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5850 ft / 1783 m
    Distance:19 mi / 30.6 km
    Route:Barr Trail
    Trailhead:Cog Railway  6550 ft / 1996 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Clear



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