Ascent of Mount Elbert-South Peak on 2011-07-31

Climber: Paul Barish

Date:Sunday, July 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Elbert-South Peak
    Elevation:14134 ft / 4308 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part 2. After summiting mt cosgriff solo via the south face after losing the black cloud trail i continued along the southeast ridge to south elbert. I had alot of fun on this ridge becuase in stead of hiking along the center of the ridge I went on the north side of the ridge and climbed the snow that was still there. When I would get off of the snow I still stayed on the north side of the ridge and did some pretty loose rock climbing which was a fun alternative to the standard southeast ridge hike. After getting back on to the ridge I hiked, still solo up to the summit of south elbert. At this point I had a headache but it was not horrible sever, and I was able to tolerate it. I signed the register, ate some lunch and continued on my way to the summit of mount elbert. This trip report continues on Mt. Elbert ascent.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Southeast Ridge
Descent Statistics

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