Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2011-08-11

Climber: Jamie Bakken

Others in Party:Jake Johnson
Date:Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Elevation:14433 ft / 4399 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped up at about 10,300' on 4wd road on way to upper TH on South Mt. Elbert trail. We struck out at about 7:00 and slowly made our way toward the summit. Should have spent an additional day acclimating as we had only made it to CO the day before. Sleeping at the higher elevation seems to have helped us get up though. We joined a crowd of people up on the summit at about 11:30 AM. Spectacular views and a great mountain hike. Loved it. On to explore Vail the next day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4133 ft / 1260 m
    Elevation Loss:4133 ft / 1260 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford
Sunny and great!
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4133 ft / 1260 m
    Route:S. Mt. Elbert Trail
    Trailhead:S. Mt Elbert Trail  10300 ft / 3139 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4133 ft / 1260 m
    Trailhead:10300 ft / 3139 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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