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Ascent of Goliath Peak on 2019-08-31

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 31, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Goliath Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12216 ft / 3723 m

Ascent Trip Report

Was wondering the best way to nab this easy alpine peak and there is a pull out close to the road where you can do this with only about 400 feet of gain but it is totally an alpine open country and talus deal so we saw a trail behind the Goliath Center and it although it made the total gain over 700 feet most of it was a nice trail thru Bristlecone pines. The trail will not give the summit so at some point Karen was feeling a bit of altitude and I left her on a boulder and scampered up through some rocks being as careful as possible to stay on sand and rock and leave the tundra alone. Near the top is some false summits of hard rock that permitted some class 2+ to 3 scrambling and that gets you further off any tundra so I took that.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:709 ft / 215 m
    Total Elevation Loss:40 ft / 11 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Grade/Class:1,2,,2+ some easy 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:684 ft / 208 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 669 ft / 204 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:nature trail behind back then open country see GPS
    Start Trailhead:Parking at the Goliath Parking area  11547 ft / 3519 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Gain on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Evans-3

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Goliath Peak2019-08-31 a709 ft / 216 m
2Mount Evans Auto Road - Highest Paved Road in America - road highpoint2019-08-31 b 
3Mount Evans2019-08-31 c 
4Mount Evans-West Peak2019-08-31 d291 ft / 89 m
5Three Sisters-North Peak2019-08-31 e425 ft / 130 m
Total Trip Gain: 1425 ft / 435 m    Total Trip Loss: 320 ft / 97 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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