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Ascent of Crestone Needle in 2006-07

Climber: J Thornton

Others in Party:Barry Raven
Dean Coble.
Date:July, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crestone Needle
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14197 ft / 4327 m

Ascent Trip Report

5.8, 5.9 variation to Ellingwood Ledges. Free soloed all the lower scrambling sections (some exposed 4th Class); roped up for the last two 5th Class pitches. Be advised: plan for a long long day if climbing all scrambling sections roped - running belays would help make it faster.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:5.9-
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:5.9- variation to Ellingwood Ledges
Descent Statistics



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