Ascent of Mount Princeton on 2013-08-29

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Anji Cerney
Tim Newman
Date:Thursday, August 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Princeton
    Elevation:14197 ft / 4327 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road, while requiring decent if not high clearance (and decent approach and departure angles), was pretty good up to 11,000' and beyond.

While the Topo maps show a road continuing to the mine, the branch heading north at about 11,840 is just a trail. While unsigned, it is fairly obvious if you are looking for it.

The route above 12,200 was considerably more challenging than I was expecting with considerable loose rock (and dirt when there was some). The view from the summit was awesome (as typical for a 14er).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3197 ft / 974 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3197 ft / 974 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3197 ft / 974 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:East ridge
    Start Trailhead:Road @ 11,000  11000 ft / 3352 m
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3197 ft / 974 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:East ridge
    End Trailhead:Road @ 11,000  11000 ft / 3352 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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