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Ascent of Crested Butte on 2011-02-08

Climber: Shane Vaughan

Others in Party:Solo
Date:Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Ski Lift
Peak:Crested Butte
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12162 ft / 3706 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rode the main lift up, then to the T-Bar "The high Lift" to the Northwest side Hike down the saddle then up the Butte in snowboarding boots. The hike is in the double black diamond runs but the area was shut off. (went anyway I was suprised that the lifty did not yell at me) Wish'd I had ski poles a few times. Fresh snow no trail to true summit. Had to cut some steps for the last 30feet up. Last 30feet was ?able due to the recient snow, pitch and wind gusts but. Snowboard down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:287 ft / 87 m
    Elevation Loss:2787 ft / 849 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
2 feet of fresh snow
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:287 ft / 87 m
    Route:Northwest Side - True Summit
    Trailhead:Top of T-BAR Lift "The high Lift"  11875 ft / 3619 m
    Time Up:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2787 ft / 849 m
    Route:Northeast slope
    Trailhead:Base of Ski Area  9375 ft / 2857 m
    Time Down:15 Minutes



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