Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2011-07-03

Climber: BMS 914

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Elevation:13063 ft / 3981 m

Ascent Trip Report

Lots of snow meant trail was largely covered higher up. Light scrambling on talus nearing the summit made this one tougher than normal. Visited Stella Lake on the way up. Took a look at the route to Jeff Davis Peak on the way down, but decided there was too much snow. Probably good considering my experience level at this point.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3020 ft / 920 m
    Elevation Loss:3020 ft / 920 m
    Distance:8.8 mi / 14.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Clouds rolled in
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2943 ft / 897 m
    Extra Loss:67 ft / 20 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Standard trail
    Trailhead:2nd to last turnout on Wheeler Pk Scenic Dr  10187 ft / 3104 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2953 ft / 900 m
    Extra Gain:77 ft / 23 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Standard trail
    Trailhead:2nd to last turnout on Wheeler Pk Scenic Dr  10187 ft / 3104 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 39 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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