Ascent of Quandary Peak on 2011-04-09
|Date:||Saturday, April 9, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||13204 ft / 4024 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA very pretty mountain, and should have been an easier climb. Once above the treeline the weather was extremely windy, I'd estimate 45+ mph. At some points it was hard to stand up. It was a mostly clear day though with good visibility until near where I turned around when it started snowing.
Of the others on the mountain that day that I talked to, it seemed like only one person made the top, and I watched him stuck on the final ridge up struggling for close to a half hour going nowhere.
It was a fun attempt though, and the trail below the treeline is very well maintained.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cool, Very Windy, Low Clouds|
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