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Ascent of Mount Antero on 2007-08-25

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 25, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Antero
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14269 ft / 4349 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started from the very bottom just before 6, just as it was starting to get light in the east. I did cheat a little bit when I left the road and took the southernmost drainage straight up the hill to avoid the switchbacks. I reached the summit at about 10:20. It was pretty windy and chilly on the way up, but it warmed up a bit and the wind died down once I got down from the summit. Lots and lots of 4WD vehicles and dirt bikes going up the road. On the return, I was offered a ride from some other hikers at treeline. There was no way in hell I was going to turn that down! We picked up two more hikers on the way down, and we arrived back at the cars just before 2PM. This is the last of the Sawatch 14ers. Now it's on to the Elks, Sangres and San Juans.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4851 ft / 1478 m
    Grade/Class:1+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4851 ft / 1478 m
    Route:Baldwin Gulch Road
    Start Trailhead:9418 ft / 2870 m
    Time:4 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 40 Minutes



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