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Ascent of London Mountain on 2019-07-13

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:glen mizenko <11154>; Dan Conner
Date:Saturday, July 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:London Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13194 ft / 4021 m

Ascent Trip Report

My favorite of the 5 peak traverse loop from Tweto to London. Although the less tall of the 5, it has over 500 feet of prominence and great views of two separate carved valleys. Also, it had some steady class 2+ rock and even some class 3. Most can be skirted but much of it was fun and optional and Dan had us go up the class 3 for fun. The rock about half the way up transitioned into large conglomerate sandstone! Not what one would expect in this range full of shale and schist. I would come back to do this peak with my 4 wheeler as a simple excursion hike again. Old abandoned mine sites are all around the area.

We then hiked back down to the saddle and looped back to the truck. The total was 11 miles, 3800 feet of total gain and took about 7 hours for the three of us from car door to car door. And we got 5 13ers in the process. A great day with Dan and Glen for sure
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:550 ft / 167 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1681 ft / 511 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Grade/Class:2, 2+,3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:535 ft / 163 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 520 ft / 158 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  12674 ft / 3863 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1666 ft / 507 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1651 ft / 503 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Gain on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:West Ridge to FR Mosquito Pass Road
    End Trailhead:11543 ft / 3518 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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