Ascent of Quandary Peak on 2011-04-09

Climber: Eric Lichtenstein

Date:Saturday, April 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Quandary Peak
    Elevation:13204 ft / 4024 m

Ascent Trip Report

A very pretty mountain, and should have been an easier climb. Once above the treeline the weather was extremely windy, I'd estimate 45+ mph. At some points it was hard to stand up. It was a mostly clear day though with good visibility until near where I turned around when it started snowing.

Of the others on the mountain that day that I talked to, it seemed like only one person made the top, and I watched him stuck on the final ridge up struggling for close to a half hour going nowhere.

It was a fun attempt though, and the trail below the treeline is very well maintained.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Very Windy, Low Clouds

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