Ascent of Cowboy Mountain on 2009-05-03

Climber: Trey Pinkerton

Date:Sunday, May 3, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Cowboy Mountain
    Elevation:5853 ft / 1783 m

Ascent Trip Report

Set out from base camp at 07:30 as two rope teams. Climbed up following slope of Solitude run and then followed ridge up above the top of 7th Heaven lift. Set pickets for practice. Reached arete and followed arete towards high point. Reached high point around 9:20. Clouds were forming and view was very limited. After a short break, decended following arete then downclimbed a steep chute to roughly where Rock Garden begins. Crossed and then traversed across and then up back towards top of Skyline. Lots of postholing and wet snow on the descent.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Low Clouds
Light wet snow

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