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Ascent of Kings Peak on 2012-08-29

Climber: Twm Stone

Others in Party:Peter Stone
Date:Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kings Peak
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:13528 ft / 4123 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked at Henry's Fork campground and set off at 1605 in a thunder storm. The rain abated after about half an hour and we reached the site of our wild camp, less than a mile from Gunsight Pass and 100 metres off the trail by 2000 hours.
We then pitched our tent and ate cold ready meals, (obtained from Benedicts' Market in Mountain View, $2.99, 420 calories, Creamy chicken carbonara, quite nice) before going to sleep.
We then rose at 0600, ascending to Gunsight Pass in less than half an hour, and then contouring round West Gunsight to Anderson pass.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4102 ft / 1250 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4102 ft / 1250 m
    Trailhead:Henry's Fork Campground  9426 ft / 2873 m
    Time Up:18 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Trailhead:South Kings Col  
Ascent Part of Trip: Kings Peak, UT (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Kings Peak2012-08-29 A
2South Kings Peak2012-08-29 B
3Kings Peak2012-08-29 C



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