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Ascent of Treasure Mountain on 2020-10-04

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 4, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Treasure Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13528 ft / 4123 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove from the Crested Butte area on county/USFS 734. Route 811 would also work, but I had a report that it was a rougher road. Upon reaching the pass area, use the topo map to identify the correct spur to the trailhead. There is a sign on the trail to confirm you're in the right place.

The trail to Yule Pass appears to be an old mining road, washed out in a number of places. It traverses steep, loose slopes, and is probably best done later in the season when it is dry.

After reaching the pass, I took the trail down the valley instead of either of the mining roads that head up from the pass. I dropped about 400 vertical feet to an unmapped but very obvious use trail heading right and up toward Yule Lakes.

This trail has an obvious tread until about the area below the tiny lake just under 11,800'. It is less obvious as it crosses some slabby areas, and becomes more obvious again approaching the largest lake. On my way in I dropped on the trail toward that lake, on my way out I traversed higher. I recommend the latter.

Above the two small lakes it is possible to pick a route that is mostly on dirt and vegetation instead of loose rocks.

(Many thanks to Charlie Winger for providing beta on this route.)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3103 ft / 944 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3103 ft / 945 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2703 ft / 823 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2203 ft / 672 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m
    Loss on way in:500 ft / 152 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Yule Pass trail and cross-country
    Start Trailhead:Yule Pass trail  11325 ft / 3451 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2603 ft / 793 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2203 ft / 672 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Gain on way out:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Yule Pass trail and cross-country
    End Trailhead:Yule Pass trail  11325 ft / 3451 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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