Ascent of Grays Peak on 2009-03-17

Climber: Jacek Czyz

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Grays Peak
    Elevation:14270 ft / 4349 m

Ascent Trip Report

Circumnavigation around entire Peru Creek Valley, start and finish at TH 10004. Bivy at snow cave just above the pass between Torreys and Grays at 13710'.
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Pretty crowded .. (2009-03-17). Photo by Jacek Czyz.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3563 ft / 1085 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7266 ft / 2214 m
    Round-Trip Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Bivouac
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:563 ft / 171 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Peru Creek Circumnavigation
    Start Trailhead:Pass  13707 ft / 4177 m
    Time:1 Days 1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7266 ft / 2214 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4266 ft / 1300 m; Extra: 3000 ft / 914m
    Gain on way out:3000 ft / 914 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    End Trailhead:Pass  10004 ft / 3049 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Peru Valley Around (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Southwest Lenawee2009-03-16 a 
2Lenawee Mountain2009-03-16 b 
2Black Mountain2009-03-16 bc 
3Grizzly Peak2009-03-16 c 
4Torreys Peak2009-03-16 d6263 ft / 1909 m
5Grays Peak2009-03-17 a3563 ft / 1086 m
6Mount Edwards2009-03-17 b 
7Argentine Peak2009-03-17 c 
8Decatur Mountain2009-03-17 d 
9Revenue Mountain2009-03-17 e 
10Silver Mountain2009-03-17 f 
11Santa Fe Peak2009-03-17 g 
12Morgan Peak2009-03-17 h 
13Tiptop Peak2009-03-17 i 
Total Trip Gain: 9826 ft / 2995 m    Total Trip Loss: 9826 ft / 2995 m

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