Ascent of Longs Peak on 2010-08-21

Climber: Luke Mullen

Others in Party:Aaron
Luke Lindholm
Date:Saturday, August 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Longs Peak
    Elevation:14255 ft / 4344 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the Loft, the hike became much more challenging. Downclimbing around the Palisades into the coulior was slow and methodical, but aside from a couple of spots where careful routefinding was required, was fairly straightforward. Coming up from the upper part of Keplinger's and finding the proper route was easy thanks to the numerous cairns. Rocks falling down from above was the greatest danger, and necessitated alertness of any sounds of falling rock. Once out of the coulior it was simply battling the crowds on the Homestretch, and the summit was attained.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1105 ft / 336 m
    Elevation Loss:5005 ft / 1524 m
    Distance:9.1 mi / 14.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3, Grade II
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1105 ft / 336 m
    Extra Loss:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Loft Route-Upper Keplinger's Couloir
    Trailhead:Loft  13300 ft / 4053 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4855 ft / 1479 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Keyhole Route
    Trailhead:Longs Peak Trailhead  9400 ft / 2865 m
    Time Down:5 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Meeker-Longs

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Meeker2010-08-21
2Longs Peak2010-08-21

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