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Ascent of Mosquito Peak on 2019-07-13

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:glen mizenko <11154>; Dan Conner
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mosquito Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13781 ft / 4200 m

Ascent Trip Report

The tallest of the peaks along the traverse, this fine peak has good views and over 500 feet of prominence. We started at Tweto to make a 5 peak circuit (see TR for Tweto and GPS path). Once on the ridge all of these peaks are easy pickings. We started to get into a first nasty talus on the downside from Treasurevault. Mosquito has some active mining? or at least there was equipment parked on the West slopes. As we did this traverse from Tweto to Repeater (Kuss) we encountered many rock types. From metamorphic schist to sandstone, to limestone, to shale, to in some places a nearly slate textured shale. Finally on London we encountered large conglomerate sandstone with rounded embedded rocks. Of course some mining rocks with limonite and hematite too. For such a short range, I was surprised to see so many geologic formation processes visible from peak to peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:321 ft / 97 m
    Total Elevation Loss:475 ft / 144 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:321 ft / 97 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:top of Treasurevault  13460 ft / 4102 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:475 ft / 144 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    Route:see GPS
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  13306 ft / 4055 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Fair Play-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Tweto2019-07-13 a2182 ft / 665 m
2Treasurevault Mountain2019-07-13 b518 ft / 158 m
3Mosquito Peak2019-07-13 c321 ft / 98 m
4Repeater Peak2019-07-13 d262 ft / 80 m
5London Mountain2019-07-13 e550 ft / 168 m
Total Trip Gain: 3833 ft / 1169 m    Total Trip Loss: 3394 ft / 1034 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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