Ascent of Tincup Peak on 2013-08-28

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Tincup Peak
    Elevation:13345 ft / 4067 m

Ascent Trip Report

For day five of Eric's Colorado trip, we decided to try Emma Burr Mountain, a fairly indistinct summit that was fairly easily attained and near to where we had camped the night before. My Achilles Tendon was flaring up a little, and now Tim was having a similar problem, so we decided on something fairly easy for a second day in a row. As it turned out, Tim decided it best he skip the whole outing, and headed into the town of Salida to swim it the public pool there.

The road up to Tincup Pass was more rugged than anticipated, but much less so than the road up the Mount Antero the day before. It is generally what I would consider a HC 4WD affair, though to my amazement, someone had actually managed to get a Toyota Sienna minivan up there when we finished the hike.

We started up a faint trail that went sharply up the western side of the ridge. It was steep but smooth, and wound its way toward a saddle through the tundra. It petered out about 2/3 of the up, but it was of little consequence, as the tundra was as pleasant as the trail. Anji and I got well ahead of Eric on this early section. The saddle leads up and to the north, and a small hill there, which turned out to be Tincup Peak when we checked here in peakbagger. We descended the north ridge toward the slightly higher and more impressive peak to the north, arriving at a saddle between the two with and elevation of around 12880'.

--See the rest of the peak pages for the Emma Burr Mountain trip for the rest of the details. The GPS track shown on all pages is for the entire outing.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1204 ft / 366 m
    Elevation Loss:478 ft / 145 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Started clear, then cloudy w/thunder
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1203 ft / 366 m
    Extra Loss:12 ft / 3 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:South ridge
    Trailhead:Top of Tincup Pass  12154 ft / 3704 m
    Time Up:59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:466 ft / 142 m
    Extra Gain:1 ft / 0 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:North ridge
    Trailhead:Saddle w/Emma Burr Mtn  12880 ft / 3925 m
    Time Down:16 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Emma Burr (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Tincup Peak2013-08-28 a
2Emma Burr Mountain2013-08-28 b
3Tincup Peak2013-08-28 c
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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