Ascent of Kings Peak on 2009-08-18

Climber: Beau DiVall

Others in Party:Dennis and Ben
Date:Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kings Peak
    Elevation:13528 ft / 4123 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from Henry's Fork Trailhead on 8/17/09 at 9:25AM. Arrived at camp at 40.81161N / 110.36903W at 1:35PM. It began snowing at 1:28PM until about 6PM. After the snow let up, attempted summit of Gilbert Peak up the draw above our camp at 4PM. Turned around at 40.81966N / 110.3513W at 6:21PM due to threatening storm & nightfall.

Started for Kings Peak on 8/18 at 9:37AM. Reached Gunsight Pass at 10:32AM. Reached Anderson Pass at 1:56PM. Summited Kings Peak at 3:44PM. The entire day was clear & pleasant. Began descent from King's Peak at 4:50PM. Descended "The Chute" between West Gunsight Peak & Henrys Fork Peak at 6:08PM. Arrived at camp at 8PM. Left camp on 8/19 at 11AM. Arrived at Henry's Fork Trailhead at 2:07PM.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3076 ft / 938 m
    Elevation Loss:3076 ft / 938 m
    Distance:25.2 mi / 40.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3076 ft / 938 m
    Distance:14.1 mi / 22.6 km
    Route:Gunsight Pass to Anderson Pass
    Trailhead:Henry's Fork Trailhead  10452 ft / 3185 m
    Time Up:10 Hours 3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3076 ft / 938 m
    Distance:11.2 mi / 18 km
    Route:The Chute
    Trailhead:Henry's Fork Trailhead  10452 ft / 3185 m
    Time Down:6 Hours 17 Minutes

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