Ascent of Centennial South Peak on 2017-03-17

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 17, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Centennial South Peak
    Elevation:8315 ft / 2534 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parking at the lot at Centennial Cone at 7620 was supposed to be an advantage from starting at the lower parking off route 6 but it ended up not. Jefferson County has a lot of unusual regulations that makes hiking in this area difficult if you do not research ahead of time. THe locals know all that but when you are from out of town.....warning. THe upper Elk Trail would have been a nice route gaining upwards to the cone itself which was my plan but the trail was closed for elk calfing season and fines iposed for trespassing between Feb and June. So I was stuck doing the ??? trail downward and you lose 300 feet plus meander out of the way of the Cone. To make matters worse, the Elk Trail side of the Cone has a lot of open grass lands to open country whereas the ??? side from the ??? trail requires a rugged bushwack of shrubs, trees, and rock.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1215 ft / 370 m
    Elevation Loss:635 ft / 193 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1215 ft / 370 m
    Extra Loss:520 ft / 158 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Trailhead:Parking Lot for Centennial Park Cone  7620 ft / 2322 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:115 ft / 35 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Trailhead:near saddle between peaks  8200 ft / 2499 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Denver-4

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Green Mountain2017-03-16 a
2Flagstaff Mountain2017-03-16 b
2North Table Mountain-Quarry Peak2017-03-17 B
3Sugarloaf Mountain2017-03-16 c
6Mount Zion2017-03-17 F
10North Table Mountain2017-03-17 A
14Centennial South Peak2017-03-17 C
14(Attempt) Centennial Cone2017-03-17 D
15Peak 78142017-03-17 E
17Peak 71802017-03-17 G
18Lookout Mountain2017-03-17 H
19Colorow Hill2017-03-17 I
20South Table Mountain2017-03-18 J
21Castle Rock2017-03-18 K
22Peak 71802017-03-18 L
24Lookout Mountain2017-03-18 M
30Mount Glennon2017-03-19 M

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