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Ascent of Little Bear Peak on 2009-09-09

Climber: Patrick Lilly

Others in Party:Trisha Conlon
Date:Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Bear Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14037 ft / 4278 m

Ascent Trip Report

Standard hourglass route from a camp at Lake Como. Gotta be the toughest two-and-a-half miles anywhere. Beautiful, clear morning and calm weather on the summit, but we got hit with graupel before getting back down through the hourglass. Difficult, dangerous, satisfying. We used the fixed ropes in the hourglass, otherwise it would have taken at least an hour longer. 14er #48 for me, #46 for Trisha.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2240 ft / 683 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:west ridge, hourglass
    Trailhead:near Lake Como  11797 ft / 3595 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 4
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Rope
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 10 Minutes



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