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Ascent of Mount Bancroft on 2007-05-20

Climber: David Foster

Others in Party:Stephanie
Steve
Janet
Ray
Linda
Date:Sunday, May 20, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Bancroft
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13250 ft / 4038 m

Ascent Trip Report

Steve and Stephanie led the CMC trip. Slow getting started and organized. Booted all the way up, including the boulder hop on the ridge, which proved to be a challenge in plastic boots. Eventually made the summit and met Michelle and Nancy from Boulder. We tarried a bit too long on the summit, with the skies darkening to the West. Trip down, steve concerned about Snow stability, ended up walking to a boulder field. The we decided that walking it was more dangerous then skiing, all put our skis back on and had a pretty good descent down on sticky snow. Michelle and Nancy had lead and kicked off a very shallow wet sluff at max slope point, maybe 1" deep at 32 degrees.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 869 m
    Elevation Loss:2850 ft / 869 m
    Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Skis
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 869 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Loch Lomond & SE Ridge
    Trailhead:Gate  10400 ft / 3169 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2850 ft / 869 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Lake Caroline & Loch Lomond
    Trailhead:Gate  10400 ft / 3169 m



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