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Ascent of Point 7185 on 2019-01-20

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, January 20, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Point 7185
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:7185 ft / 2189 m

Ascent Trip Report

I believed this to be the second candidate HP of the state park that Covill gave as a candidate point but I actually overshot that point and bagged this instead! With out snow shoes, this bushwhack route put me in 12 to 16 inch deep snow post-holing See GPS track. I did not realize until too late that I ended up thus, peakbagging a new more prominent point inside the national forest outside of the state park boundary. I ended up following an obvious elk herd trail and must have hiked over 20 or more places where the elk had bedded down in the snow. The hoof prints where huge!

Of the three summits, Carpenter has by far the best views. This peak has solitude and twas in the middle of an oak thicket. I was able to slide around the thicket into an open snow area and avoid harming the thicket for most of the route. The final HP is unfortunately in the thicket and requires a careful meander through tiny Gamble oak trees. There was no evidence that peakbaggers ever nab this small sub-peak
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:365 ft / 111 m
    Total Elevation Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Grade/Class:1+, 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:345 ft / 105 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 325 ft / 99 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:bushwhack to follow elk herd trail
    Start Trailhead:see GPS track (off Carpenter Trail)  6860 ft / 2090 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:bushwhack , snow climb
Ascent Part of Trip: Rockborough

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Carpenter Peak2019-01-20 a1490 ft / 454 m
2Roxborough State Park HP-12019-01-20 b120 ft / 37 m
3Point 71852019-01-20 c365 ft / 111 m
Total Trip Gain: 1975 ft / 602 m    Total Trip Loss: 1650 ft / 503 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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