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Ascent of White Ridge on 2018-09-08

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Sarah Musser; Dan Conner
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:White Ridge
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13684 ft / 4170 m

Ascent Trip Report

instead of calculating a second summit of Sherman, I made the (b) trip from the summit but the gain is not correctly calculated that way if you start at the peak of Sherman. You scamper on down the ridge and drop about 350 feet to the saddle (from 14036 down to 13,520....then there is a few false peaks on the way to the summit at 13684 so you get about 200 feet of gain to get the 160 foot prominence peak. On the way back you have to reclimb Sherman or else you have a very steep talus slope to contend with so it is 350 foot gain plus some of the false peak add gains so the total gain to grab this extra credit peak is a bit over 500 feet. There is a new record sign in tube placed by the CMC and it says 13ers.com. Oonly 5 people logged in AUG and we were the first people to sign in SEPT so there are not a lot of visitors. The over mile trek puts you right back above your car - you see looking down but that would be a nasty dangerous scree-talus slog down. Dan, Sarah and I bagged the 13er and then headed back to Karen and Willie on the top of Sherman. It was Sarah's first 14er and Willie's also.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:574 ft / 174 m
    Total Elevation Loss:410 ft / 124 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:194 ft / 59 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 164 ft / 50 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:ridge to ridge
    Start Trailhead:summit of Sherman  13520 ft / 4120 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:380 ft / 115 m
    Gain on way out:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Fairplay-5

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Sherman2018-09-08 a2276 ft / 694 m
2White Ridge2018-09-08 b574 ft / 175 m
Total Trip Gain: 2850 ft / 869 m    Total Trip Loss: 450 ft / 137 m



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