Ascent of Crestone Needle on 2018-08-18

Climber: Ben Ryan

Date:Saturday, August 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Crestone Needle
    Elevation:14197 ft / 4327 m

Ascent Trip Report

- Ascent via Crestone Traverse (West Ridge/Face)
- Descent via Southeast Slopes to Broken Hand Pass down to South Colony Lakes 2WD Trailhead
- Big day. Traverse was fun but final head wall was as exposed and scary as advertised! Rolling clouds did not help the confidence. Came back to #trailsidemargaritas with 3 miles left and they gave us free margaritas and hot dogs! Props to those guys for hauling all that food etc up there!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9032 ft / 2752 m
    Grade/Class:Class 4
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:9032 ft / 2752 m
    Start Trailhead:5165 ft / 1574 m
Descent Statistics

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