Ascent of Cloud Peak on 2009-09-05

Climber: Michael Pearlman

Others in Party:Lindsay Patterson
Neve (2-year-old golden retriever)
Date:Saturday, September 5, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cloud Peak
    Elevation:13167 ft / 4013 m

Ascent Trip Report

Successful ascent via popular west ridge route. Departed from camp at saddle above Misty Moon lake at 7:15 a.m. and summited at 10:45. Route is straightforward and involves a lot of boulder scrambling. This is not an especially aesthetic climb, though the views are spectacular from the summit.

An early departure is key to avoid getting caught in afternoon thunderstorms, as wet rock could make for an unpleasant descent.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 2/3
    Route Conditions:
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear

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