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Ascent to Tijeras Peak-summit ridge on 2012-05-26

Climber: Mark Van Lenten

Date:Saturday, May 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Tijeras Peak - summit ridge
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12500 ft / 3810 m
    Remaining Elevation:1104 ft / 336 m (5% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

battled 30-40mph winds all day, donned crampons and axe for the right gulley snow climb then up the ridge in the wind, i didn't feel comfortable continuing, but nathan, bob, and derek made the summit... we roped up for the snow climb down as the sun had worsened the conditions
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope
    Weather:Cool, Extremely Windy
Ascent Part of Trip: memorial day 2012 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1(Attempt) Tijeras Peak2012-05-26
2Milwaukee Peak2012-05-27



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