Ascent to Black Canyon of the Gunnison on 2008-06-21

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Saturday, June 21, 2008
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Place:Black Canyon of the Gunnison
    Elevation:2517 m / 8260 ft

Ascent Trip Report

One of several back country trails down to the river starts just west of the headquarters. You need to sign a permission form provided by the rangers, including a waiver for responsibility for injuries. The "trail," if it can be called that, is one of the steepest I've ever done, including, at one point, a series of chains to slide down and pull yourself up on the ascent. Because my wife was waiting at the top I turned around at roughly the three quarters point.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:445 m / 1460 ft
    Distance:4.5 km / 2.8 mi
    Trailhead:2072 m / 6800 ft

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