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Ascent of Pikes Peak on 2009-08-17

Climber: Luke Mullen

Others in Party:Aaron
Date:Monday, August 17, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Pikes Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14110 ft / 4300 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a quick, short ascent with the purpose of scouting the Y Coulier for a later "real" climb up Pikes. It was a pleasent little hike with some nice views from the top, but very crowded as usual. We were the only hikers at the top, and even got a shocked reaction from someone that we actually walked to the top instead of drive or take the train. Hilarious.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1180 ft / 359 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Northwest Slopes
    Trailhead:Devil's Playground Trailhead  12930 ft / 3941 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2, Grade II
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Days 2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 



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