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Ascent of Ellingwood Point on 2007-08-04

Climber: David Hathaway

Date:Saturday, August 4, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ellingwood Point
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14042 ft / 4280 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked in to Lake Como the day before, starting at around 1 PM and arriving and setting up my tent around 6 PM, just before the rain started. Mosquitos there were horrendous. Started up around 6:30 the next morning, reaching the top of Blanca around 9:45, and then taking the class 3 ridge (easier to me than the loose class 2 talus below) over to Ellingwood Point. On the way down Ellingwood I think I missed the "normal" descent, and ended up on some loose talus. Passing the "red mine hole" and skirting a small remaining snow field I rejoined the trail and then the jeep road, and hhiked out to the 8000 foot trail head by around 3 PM.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6042 ft / 1842 m
    Trailhead:8000 ft / 2438 m
    Route Conditions:
Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: Blanca & Ellingwood

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Blanca Peak2007-08-04
2Ellingwood Point2007-08-04



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