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Ascent of Mount Meeker on 2010-08-21

Climber: Luke Mullen

Others in Party:Aaron
Luke Lindholm
Date:Saturday, August 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Meeker
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13911 ft / 4240 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Chasm Meadow, the Loft route looks fairly intimidating, but once on the slopes the route is easier than it looks. At the top of the slope a few minutes were required to find the ledge across the cliffs, but once the promenant cairn was found the route became clear. Aside from some scrambling required to get to the top of the Loft, the route was just steep and tiring. Once at the Loft, Meeker was attained in only about 20 minutes.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4511 ft / 1374 m
    Total Elevation Loss:611 ft / 186 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3, Grade II
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4511 ft / 1374 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Loft Route-East Face
    Start Trailhead:Longs Peak Trailhead  9400 ft / 2865 m
    Time:7 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:611 ft / 186 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:East Face
    End Trailhead:The Loft  13300 ft / 4053 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Meeker-Longs

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Meeker2010-08-214511 ft / 1375 m
2Longs Peak2010-08-211105 ft / 337 m
Total Trip Gain: 5616 ft / 1712 m    Total Trip Loss: 5616 ft / 1712 m



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