Ascent of Battle Mountain on 2013-08-30

Climber: Marshall Stewart

Others in Party:Dennis Stewart -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Friday, August 30, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Battle Mountain
    Elevation:12044 ft / 3671 m

Ascent Trip Report

My father and I did Longs Peak and Battle Mountain. We wanted to add Storm Peak, but we were to tired and bad weather was coming in. We used the East Longs Peak Trail (Keyhole) up, and returned the same to Granite Pass where we got off trail to summit Battle Mountain. The weather was overcast and cool. On the way down we got hit with a short hail storm for 30 minutes through the trough, which made that part and the rest of the decent to the Keyhole very slippery and difficult. After summiting Battle Mountain we headed through open country straight to the Jim Groves Trail to intersect the East Longs Peak Trail at the Battle Mountain Camp intersection. From there back to the trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6 ft / 1 m
    Elevation Loss:2944 ft / 898 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1 & 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:6 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Off trail from Granite Pass to summit
    Trailhead:Granite Pass  12050 ft / 3672 m
    Time Up:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2944 ft / 898 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Off trail to Jim Groves Trail to East Longs Peak T
    Trailhead:Longs Peak Trailhead  9100 ft / 2773 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Longs Peak & Battle Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Longs Peak2013-08-30
2Battle Mountain2013-08-30

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