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Ascent of Little Scraggy Peak on 2019-05-11

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Dan Conner
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 11, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Little Scraggy Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:9192 ft / 2801 m

Ascent Trip Report

We climbed Little Scraggy from the south bearing North to NE from the top of USGS point 8754. The walls on the south side of the highpoint looked daunting so we headed NE up some ledges of class 2 through 2+. I have a GPS track of the entire day but it exceeded the 3000 point deal and thus would not load. Along the top of Little Craggy is a bunch of false summits and pinnacles that are all climbable and we played on several to get some class 3 practice in and figure out how much hold our boots had after been wet from the snow. After one class 3 to 3+ climb extra credit we worked our way finally over to the final stretch climbing from the SE ridge in a NW bearing. The final climb consists of a couple of moderately steep ramps that have good feldspar nubs so you can pretty much walk up them in many places but most of it is class 2 to class 2+ (hands down only for balance not climbing). The views are terrific and good prominence. We ate lunch and then studied our approach to North Craggy. We elected to climb down a NE bearing to get to some saddles. The journey from Little to North Scraggy involves a lot of intermediate saddles, clumps of rocks and slabs. It is quite an interesting route finding Journey. We did sign the register on the top of the summit. We did not on the N Scraggy as we found the paper inside totally wet and unusable.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1676 ft / 510 m
    Total Elevation Loss:447 ft / 136 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Grade/Class:2, 2+, 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
53F with snow still on ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1646 ft / 501 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1541 ft / 469 m; Extra: 105 ft / 32m
    Loss on way in:105 ft / 32 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Little Scraggy Peak Trails to bushwack to scramble
    Start Trailhead:SR next to Kelsey CampGround  7651 ft / 2332 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:342 ft / 104 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 312 ft / 95 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:bushwhack and scramble
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  8880 ft / 2706 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Little Scraggy Circuit

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Scraggy Point2019-05-11 a159 ft / 48 m
2Little Scraggy Peak2019-05-11 b1676 ft / 511 m
3North Little Scraggy Peak2019-05-11 c1185 ft / 361 m
Total Trip Gain: 3020 ft / 920 m    Total Trip Loss: 1417 ft / 432 m



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