Ascent of Mount Ouray on 2012-10-17
|Date:||Wednesday, October 17, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||13971 ft / 4258 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA "simple" ridge run from the Marshall Pass TH turned into an epic battle with wind/ The route is straightforward, but rougher than the topo map would indicate. I climbed ona day with constant 30+ mph winds. I'm sure some gusts were above 50 mph, and very possibly 70mph. I was actually unable to stand upright, let alone move forward, through some of these gusts. Thus, my descent was just as slow as my ascent. This peak would be a lot of fun in August.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3110 ft / 948 m|
| Distance:||6.2 mi / 10 km|
| Route:||SW Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Marshall Pass TH 10861 ft / 3310 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2+|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Extremely Windy, Clear|
| Time Up:||5 Hours |
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