Ascent of Gladstone Peak on 2005-09-23
|Others in Party:||Pete Fucito|
David from Albuquerque
|Date:||Friday, September 23, 2005|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||13913 ft / 4240 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSummer ski trip with Pete. Its tough to find snow in the San Juans this time of year, the permanent snowfield on Gladstone is the perfect place.
Pete was hurting by the time we hit the snow and I was half way up already so I finished it out - great view of Wilsons from up there!
did some snowboarding on the way down and slogged out for brews at Smugglers. Part of the 17 months of consecutive San Juan skiing with Pete. I decided that I didnt need to go up gladstone for 15 turns again so I ended the streak......
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||4500 ft / 1371 m|
| Distance:||12 mi / 19.3 km|
| Route:||Bilk Creek trail to N face - w ridge to N face cou|
| Trailhead:||Bilk Creek Trailhead - Galloping goose side 9413 ft / 2869 m|
| Grade/Class:||class 3 rock, class |
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Skis|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||0 Days 6 Hours 0 Minutes|
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