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Ascent of Crestone Peak-East Peak on 2020-09-06

Climber: Shane Kramer

Date:Sunday, September 6, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Crestone Peak-East Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14240 ft / 4340 m

Ascent Trip Report

Crestones, camping at Cottonwood Lake. Backpacked up and over Broken Hand Pass, camped, climbed Crestone East, and Crestone, camped, then climbed Crestone Needle (stashing packs at Broken Hand Pass) and headed down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5317 ft / 1620 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1199 ft / 364 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.1 mi / 9.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5017 ft / 1529 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4201 ft / 1281 m; Extra: 816 ft / 248m
    Loss on way in:816 ft / 248 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Standard
    Start Trailhead:South Colony 4WD TH  10039 ft / 3059 m
    Time:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:383 ft / 116 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 83 ft / 25 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Gain on way out:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0.1 km
    Route:Open
    End Trailhead:Saddle between Crestone Peak and Crestone Peak Eas  14157 ft / 4315 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Crestones (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Crestone Peak-East Peak2020-09-065317 ft / 1621 m
2Crestone Peak2020-09-07335 ft / 102 m
3Crestone Needle2020-09-062421 ft / 738 m
Total Trip Gain: 8073 ft / 2461 m    Total Trip Loss: 8486 ft / 2586 m



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