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Ascent of Pettingell Peak on 2021-09-07

Climber: Barrett Wood

Date:Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pettingell Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13553 ft / 4130 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the Herman Gulch TH and headed up trail toward the lake. I left the trail at the east shore of Herman Lake and climbed up the rock slide at the north end. There is a bit of social trail and a few cairns that mark the way up toward Pettingell. I took a line just north of west and aimed for the saddle southwest of Pettingell's summit. This allowed me to avoid some of the worst loose talus on the upper slopes. I detoured to scramble onto Point 13418, a short but very exposed 2+ move. I then ran the ridge up to Pettingell and took in the views. Descent was straightforward and quick.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3465 ft / 1055 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3465 ft / 1055 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.2 mi / 14.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3365 ft / 1025 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3265 ft / 995 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.8 km
    Route:Herman Gulch Trail
    Start Trailhead:Herman Gulch TH  10288 ft / 3135 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3365 ft / 1025 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3265 ft / 995 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 7 km
    Route:Herman Gulch Trail
    End Trailhead:Herman Gulch TH  10288 ft / 3135 m
    Time:2 Hours 1 Minutes



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