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Ascent of Tooth of Time on 2009-06-23

Climber: Michael Kelly

Others in Party:Jenny
Troop 232
Date:Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tooth of Time
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:9003 ft / 2744 m

Ascent Trip Report

After watching the sun rise from Shaefers Peak (see that trip report), Crew 612-A hiked along the ridge to the Tooth of Time. The spur trail up the Tooth itself is basically just a pile of large boulders for the majority of the 400 vertical feet. It is generally considered a good idea to leave packs at the bottom and carry minimal gear on the climb. After a break at the summit, we hiked down the length of the ridge into base camp. Our best estimate of the total trip mileage was 104.7, covered over 11 days of hiking.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:443 ft / 135 m
    Elevation Loss:2312 ft / 705 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:443 ft / 135 m
    Route:Philmont
    Trailhead:8560 ft / 2609 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2312 ft / 705 m
    Trailhead:Philmont Base Camp  6691 ft / 2039 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Philmont 612-A (10 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Hart Peak2009-06-15
2Baldy Mountain2009-06-18
3Shaefers Peak2009-06-23 1
4Tooth of Time2009-06-23 2



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