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Ascent of Longs Peak on 1998-09-26

Climber: Joe Lavelle

Date:Saturday, September 26, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Longs Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14255 ft / 4344 m

Ascent Trip Report

Link to 'The Great Cirque' trip report

The idea for the Mt. Meeker to Long’s Peak traverse came to me last December after climbing Mt. Meeker on a clear, cool morning. Sitting on the Meeker summit rock, I looked over the Loft to Longs Peak and saw the potential for a beautiful traverse. At that moment, I decided I would come back to bag the two-summit traverse. The idea eventually grew into a quest to bag “Colorado’s greatest mountain cirque” (Roach).
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:5.5
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Gorrells Route to Notch
Descent Statistics
    Route:Cables Route



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