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Ascent of Tincup Peak on 2013-08-28

Climber: BMS 914

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

Ascent Trip Report

After Anji and I reached the saddle descending from Emma Burr Mountain, we headed back up the same easy ridge to Tincup peak, where we met Eric. He was a little tired and decided he needed an easier day more than he needed Emma Burr Mountain. We took a group summit photo, and descended back to Tincup Pass, first electing to go up a small peaklet just south of the saddle to see what was up there.

It had no register, little prominence, and was not in peakbagger, but it did add about 100' of gain.

We went down to the vehicle, and I hurried, running at the very end to catch a guy on an quad that had come up Tincup Pass from the north as Eric was considering trying this road as an alternate route back down to camp (to avoid the bumpy road, as he was sick of it after the day before). The guy on the quad told me the road to the north was even rougher than the one we had come up, and it was also much longer, and would take us miles longer to get back to camp. When I told Eric he immediately gave up on the idea of going that way.

We headed back down the way we came just as a thunderstorm started booming in our ears, startling the crap out of all three of us through the open windows of the Xterra.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:171 m / 561 ft
    Elevation Loss:392 m / 1287 ft
    Distance:2.9 km / 1.8 mi
    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:142 m / 465 ft
    Distance:1 km / 0.6 mi
    Route:North Ridge
    Trailhead:Saddle w/Emma Burr Mtn  3925 m / 12880 ft
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:392 m / 1287 ft
    Extra Gain:29 m / 96 ft
    Distance:1.9 km / 1.2 mi
    Route:South Ridge to western slope
    Trailhead:Tincup Pass  3704 m / 12154 ft
    Time Down:39 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Emma Burr (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
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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