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Ascent of Devils Playground on 2018-10-20

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Willie-Weimaraner Musser
Karen Musser
Date:Saturday, October 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Devils Playground
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13060 ft / 3980 m

Ascent Trip Report

The parking area is huge here. There are paved spots along the road and then a large dirt lot. We parked at the bottom of the dirt lot. The hike up with filled with tourists as an obvious place to get out and play and some easy rocks and get a view. None seemed to know they were doing the Teller County HP. The HP as marked on the database is on the side of the hill getting up there. I climbed the top of every rock that appeared tall and the circled the area where the GPS dot coordinates until sure I had the political HP. Too many people here to be enjoyable but at least a CHP done easily off road. Based on reading the other trip reports it appears the HP is the tallest rock but the peakbagger GPS point kept coming up lower on the hill. Not surprised as i found all of my GPS points today aligned with the actual highpoint of rocks but not the UGGS topo maps very well today
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:155 ft / 46 m
    Total Elevation Loss:35 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Grade/Class:1,2+,3
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Start Trailhead:dirt parking area  12940 ft / 3944 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Gain on way out:35 ft / 10 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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