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Ascent of Windom Peak on 2008-08-07

Climber: Patrick Lilly

Others in Party:Trisha Conlon
Date:Thursday, August 7, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Windom Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14087 ft / 4293 m

Ascent Trip Report

Added this one after climbing Sunlight Peak. We descended to about 13,300 ft. in the basin between the two peaks, then climbed a bit to gain Windom's west ridge just east of the ridge point at about 13,330. The ascent was mostly straightforward, but there is some uncertainty about the best route to re-gain the ridge crest after passing the major notch. There are cairns, but there is still a choice of exact routes in most places. We took crampons and ice axes, but didn't need them.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3787 ft / 1153 m
    Elevation Loss:3787 ft / 1153 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 2+
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3787 ft / 1153 m
    Extra Loss:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Needle Creek trail, Sunlight Peak
    Trailhead:lower Chicago Basin  11100 ft / 3383 m
    Time Up:8 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2987 ft / 910 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:West ridge, Twin Lakes, Needle Creek trail
    Trailhead:lower Chicago Basin  11100 ft / 3383 m
    Time Down:4 Hours 30 Minutes



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