Ascent of Capitol Peak on 2020-10-18

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 18, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Capitol Peak
    Elevation:8364 ft / 2549 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road 50800 tire tracks now go up to the main ridge, but it's quite a steep climb beyond where I parked. I was going to return that way, but the ridge traverse did not look easy. Plus I was content with my route up. Good cowtrail down and across the first stream. The sagebrush was okay to get through, and not as bad as it first appeared. Couple of fairly steep sections, but they didn't have as much growth.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1471 ft / 448 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1471 ft / 447 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:sct ci; viz 35mi smoke; breezy; cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1359 ft / 414 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1225 ft / 374 m; Extra: 134 ft / 40m
    Loss on way in:134 ft / 40 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:2nd N saddle
    Start Trailhead:road 50800  7139 ft / 2175 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1337 ft / 407 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1225 ft / 374 m; Extra: 112 ft / 34m
    Gain on way out:112 ft / 34 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:2nd N saddle
    End Trailhead:road 50800  7139 ft / 2175 m
    Time:53 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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