Ascent of Charleston Peak on 2010-09-28

Climber: Justin Johnsen

Date:Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Charleston Peak
    Elevation:11916 ft / 3631 m

Ascent Trip Report

Solo scramble (mostly 2, occasional easy 3 moves) up a loose but fun gully from the ski resort to the North Loop Trail. Ubiquitous thistle and a thorny ground-clinging alpine shrub turned a bushwhack along a wash and a scramble up a gully into an obstacle course.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4154 ft / 1264 m
    Extra Gain:459 ft / 139 m
    Distance:8.8 mi / 14.2 km
    Route:"Ski Lee" gully and North Loop Trail
    Trailhead:End of Lee Canyon Road  8680 ft / 2645 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 40 Minutes

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