Ascent of Duke of Kent on 2008-07-09
|Date:||Wednesday, July 9, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Duke of Kent|
| Elevation:||4840 ft / 1475 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWith limited time available, I went up the nearby "Duke of Kent", USGS Bandera quad, 4840'+, 440P. It turned out to be more challenging than I expected.
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I doubted I could get up the quickest route to the summit, a steep gully, without both an ice axe and crampons. The snow left in the gully appeared rock hard, so I went south of the summit, up and over the ridge, then back north on the east side of the peak until the terrain became just short of a cliff to enable a scramble up it. No register. I was rushing all day to beat the rush hour traffic home. Now I'm paying for it with sore legs, but that's OK.
It was nice to find such a fun challenge that was close to home.
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