Ascent of Sundance Mountain on 2011-06-11
|Date:||Saturday, June 11, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Elevation:||12466 ft / 3799 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI 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|
| 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|
| Start Trailhead:||Trail Ridge Road |
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