Ascent of Longs Peak on 2011-08-12
|Others in Party:||Tim Vavla|
|Date:||Friday, August 12, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14255 ft / 4344 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis is a great but very challenging climb. The early part wears you out with many miles, and then you hit the hardest part at the highest altitudes. The boulderfield requires extensive rock hopping and then scrambling up and through the keyhole (which is usually a strong wind tunnel). After that is a section known as the ledges where you walk and scramble up and down about 200 vertical feet. Then is "the trough" a steep but mostly class 2 chute that climbs about 800'. Then is a cool, relatively level, section known as "the narrows" because it is a narrow class 1-2 walkway with a wall on one side, and a huge (fatal) drop on the other. Finally, one comes to "the homestretch", a class 2-3 chute climbing the final 300'.
Note- this is an EXTREMELY popular climb.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||5255 ft / 1599 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||16 mi / 25.7 km|
| Route:||Keyhole route|
| Trailhead:||Longs Peak trailhead 9400 ft / 2865 m|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time Up:||7 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||4 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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