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Ascent of Niagara Peak on 1987-08-09

Climber: David Olson

Others in Party:Lee Fryberber
Date:Sunday, August 9, 1987
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Niagara Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13807 ft / 4208 m

Ascent Trip Report

Lee F. and I headed out noon Saturday and made camp in American Basin. Sunday morning
we got an early start. We climbed to a saddle west of American (un 13806), contoured over and ascended Jones Mtn (13860 ft.). We descended and then climbed Niagara Pk (13807 ft.). We returned over Jones and continued over to American (un 13806 ft.) I looked for a way to continue on to Handies Peak, but I could not find any easy or moderate way to do it. It is cliffed out. I ran out of energy, gave up and followed Lee F. down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2207 ft / 673 m
    Elevation Loss:2207 ft / 673 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2207 ft / 673 m
    Route:First Jones Mtn, then ridge run
    Trailhead:camp in American Basin  11600 ft / 3535 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2207 ft / 673 m
    Route:retrace of ascent route
    Trailhead:same as start point  11600 ft / 3535 m



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