Ascent of Crestone Peak on 2007-09-09

Climber: Patrick Lilly

Others in Party:Trisha Conlon
Date:Sunday, September 9, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crestone Peak
    Elevation:14294 ft / 4356 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed the standard Red Couloir route, starting from the "middle" TH, about halfway up the S. Colony Lakes Rd. (~9900 ft.) A 13+ hour day, starting at 5 am MDT, and most of it socked in, but well worth it. The couloir is long, and challenging in places, but the route is well cairned, right to the top. Dynamite little summit. Bagged E. Crestone, too. Got rained and hailed on late in the day, fortunately after getting down off Broken Hand Pass.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4444 ft / 1354 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4444 ft / 1354 m
    Extra Loss:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Broken Hand Pass, Cottonwood Lake, Red Couloir
    Trailhead:S. Colony Lakes Rd. mid TH  9930 ft / 3026 m
    Time Up:7 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:6 Hours 

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