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Ascent of Sundance Mountain on 2011-06-11

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Saturday, June 11, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Sundance Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12466 ft / 3799 m

Ascent Trip Report

I went to Sundance with my CMC BMS instructor, Matt, to practice some snow climbing in the couloirs north and east of the mountain. We went up and over the summit, then east and down into the cirque. We were gonna go up the northernmost of the east facing couloirs, but the snow conditions were not copacetic, so we climbed right back up the north facing slope, then back over the summit again on the way to the car. The park service just opened the road about a week ago, so there's still a fair amount of snow up on Trail Ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:1/2
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:Trail Ridge Road  
Descent Statistics



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