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Ascent of Crestone Needle 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 Needle
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14197 ft / 4327 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:2421 ft / 737 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5008 ft / 1526 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3+
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2112 ft / 643 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1882 ft / 574 m; Extra: 230 ft / 70m
    Loss on way in:230 ft / 70 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Standard
    Start Trailhead:Cottonwood Lake  12315 ft / 3753 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4778 ft / 1456 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4469 ft / 1362 m; Extra: 309 ft / 94m
    Gain on way out:309 ft / 94 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Standard
    End Trailhead:South Colony Lakes TH  9728 ft / 2965 m
    Time:4 Hours 15 Minutes
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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