Ascent of Kings Peak on 2015-06-29

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Jose Witt
Mark Rosen
Date:Monday, June 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kings Peak
    Elevation:13528 ft / 4123 m

Ascent Trip Report

We backpacked in to Dollar Lake, camped, then, the next day, summitted and packed out. The trail was easy to follow until hitting the ridge past Gunsight Pass, at which point one could pick their own way across a large boulder field. Once at the ridge with the peak, a trail re-emerged, though the route-finding would be obvious without it. The scrambling was almost all class 2, with a few bits of easy class 3.

While there was enough snow for me to check "snow on ground", it was very minimal, only covering the trail briefly in a couple spots and a slight bit on the final ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5608 ft / 1709 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5608 ft / 1709 m
    Round-Trip Distance:25.4 mi / 40.9 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5358 ft / 1633 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5108 ft / 1557 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:12.9 mi / 20.8 km
    Route:Gunsight Pass
    Start Trailhead:Henrys Fork  8420 ft / 2566 m
    Time:8 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5358 ft / 1633 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5108 ft / 1557 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Gain on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:12.5 mi / 20.1 km
    Route:Gunsight Pass
    End Trailhead:Henrys Fork  8420 ft / 2566 m
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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