Ascent of Quandary Peak on 2013-05-12

Climber: Steve Bobinchak

Others in Party:Jenna
Date:Sunday, May 12, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Quandary Peak
    Elevation:14265 ft / 4347 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at 0614 at the winter TH (10,799'/3291m) at the base of the East Ridge. Followed a well boot packed trail until treeline. Above treeline the wind covered parts of the trail. Kept to the east ridge. Snow shoes were nice at times but not necessary. Reached summit at 1220. The hike up included stopping and eating at a 13,150'/4008m point where the ridge levels out. Due to the slope facing east, the sun hits it early and warms the snow quickly. The snow base was deep and many people were post holing as they came down in the afternoon. Car at 1545.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3466 ft / 1056 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3466 ft / 1056 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1, Exposure 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3466 ft / 1056 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:East Ridge
    Start Trailhead:East Ridge TH  10799 ft / 3291 m
    Time:6 Hours 6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3466 ft / 1056 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    End Trailhead:Same  10799 ft / 3291 m
    Time:2 Hours 50 Minutes

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