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Ascent of Twin Peaks South Peak on 2014-08-10

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Daniel Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 10, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Twin Peaks South Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13534 ft / 4125 m

Ascent Trip Report

See Twin Peaks trail report for entire details. But the views from this slightly lower peak were fantastic. You could see 4 14ers up close (Lindsey, Little Bear, Blanca, and Ellingwood) and California Peak at 13.9k. Very impressive place to sit and take it all in without any crowds!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:334 ft / 101 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4474 ft / 1363 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Grade/Class:2, then 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
on decent, lightning and hail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:94 ft / 28 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:ridge
    Start Trailhead:saddle between twin peaks  13440 ft / 4096 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4474 ft / 1363 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4234 ft / 1291 m; Extra: 240 ft / 73m
    Gain on way out:240 ft / 73 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:north face down to South Zapata Lake Trail
    End Trailhead:parking lot at Zapata Falls  9300 ft / 2834 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Twin Peaks

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Twin Peaks2014-08-10 a4500 ft / 1372 m
2Twin Peaks South Peak2014-08-10 b334 ft / 102 m
Total Trip Gain: 4834 ft / 1474 m    Total Trip Loss: 4834 ft / 1474 m



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