Ascent to Pikes Peak-Just above A-Frame on 2010-03-30
|Date:||Tuesday, March 30, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
|Point Reached:||Pikes Peak - Just above A-Frame|
| Elevation:||12400 ft / 3779 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||1710 ft / 521 m (23% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportWeather 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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