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Ascent of Mount Silverheels on 2009-08-13

Climber: Patrick Lilly

Others in Party:Cimarron
Date:Thursday, August 13, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Silverheels
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13822 ft / 4212 m

Ascent Trip Report

South ridge route from Beaver Creek. Degraded 4WD road gives out to just trail at about 12,200 ft. After that, there are cairns, but the route is basically visible. Instead of re-tracing my steps, I descended SE and climbed unranked Palmer Pk. (12,517 ft.) before traversing to the west to re-join my ascent route. I saw no one until I was within about a quarter mile of the 2WD TH.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3940 ft / 1199 m
    Elevation Loss:3940 ft / 1199 m
    Distance:10.3 mi / 16.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
mostly cloudy but dry
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3550 ft / 1081 m
    Extra Loss:520 ft / 158 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    Route:FS 184, south ridge
    Trailhead:Beaver Creek 2WD TH  10792 ft / 3289 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 58 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3420 ft / 1041 m
    Extra Gain:390 ft / 118 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:SE slopes, Palmer Peak
    Trailhead:Beaver Creek2WD TH  10792 ft / 3289 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 45 Minutes



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