Ascent of Mount Elbert-South Peak on 2011-07-31
|Date:||Sunday, July 31, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mount Elbert-South Peak|
| Elevation:||14134 ft / 4308 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPart 2. After summiting mt cosgriff solo via the south face after losing the black cloud trail i continued along the southeast ridge to south elbert. I had alot of fun on this ridge becuase in stead of hiking along the center of the ridge I went on the north side of the ridge and climbed the snow that was still there. When I would get off of the snow I still stayed on the north side of the ridge and did some pretty loose rock climbing which was a fun alternative to the standard southeast ridge hike. After getting back on to the ridge I hiked, still solo up to the summit of south elbert. At this point I had a headache but it was not horrible sever, and I was able to tolerate it. I signed the register, ate some lunch and continued on my way to the summit of mount elbert. This trip report continues on Mt. Elbert ascent.
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| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Route:||Southeast Ridge|
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