Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2014-09-07

Climber: Shane Kramer

Others in Party:Shane Kramer -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, September 7, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Elevation:14433 ft / 4399 m

Ascent Trip Report

Conditions were great, temps in the high 40's with 15-20 mph wind gusts up top. When I got down below treeline, around 11am, it started raining, and apparently dusted the summit with some snow.

7.65 Lb pack. Intended to take black cloud trail, slept at Black Cloud Trailhead, but headlamp was dying and no one else was around, so I opted to take the more popular trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5007 ft / 1525 m
    Extra Gain:307 ft / 93 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Mt. Elbert Trailhead Northeast Ridge
    Trailhead:Mt. Elbert Trailhead Northeast Ridge  10040 ft / 3060 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 58 Minutes

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