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Ascent of Devils Kitchen on 2018-10-20

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Devils Kitchen
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:9160 ft / 2791 m

Ascent Trip Report

Seen this intriguing named feature on USGS map for some time and we had just grabbed Ormes peak for the 1k+ prominence so, why not go check out the Devil's Kitchen? Road all the way is pretty good. Mostly 4wheel drive trucks out hunting but this is an easy forest road. High clearance is helpful but not mandatory. At least AWD or 4H good because in steep sections the feldspar sand made my tires spin a few times without going into 4H but still easy. Narrow so passing requires pullouts or backing out. Bad time of year to be there. Orange blaze hunters everywhere even on top of this feature. There is no prominence here just a nice pile of rocks with an easy scramble to the top and some nice views in 180 degree direction. Hiked around briefly and got out of there since we forgot to bring our orange baize.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:65 ft / 19 m
    Total Elevation Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Grade/Class:2,3
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Start Trailhead:9120 ft / 2779 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Gain on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
Ascent Part of Trip: COLO-2

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Ormes Peak2018-10-20 a489 ft / 149 m
2Devils Kitchen2018-10-20 b65 ft / 20 m
3Devils Playground2018-10-20 c155 ft / 47 m
4Pikes Peak2018-10-20 d40 ft / 12 m
5Little Pike North Peak2018-10-20 e130 ft / 40 m
6Little Pikes2018-10-20 f243 ft / 74 m
7Devils Pinnacles2018-10-20 g95 ft / 29 m
Total Trip Gain: 1217 ft / 371 m    Total Trip Loss: 779 ft / 239 m



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