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Ascent of Thatchtop on 1999-07-24

Climber: Joe Lavelle

Date:Saturday, July 24, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thatchtop
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:12668 ft / 3861 m

Ascent Trip Report

While reading Rossiter’s High Peaks guidebook, I found a passage that said, “…or you can descend via Thatchtop – it’s only 4th class…” I love traverses and so I decided I would use the traverse to the Continental Divide to bag Mt. Powell (13,208') after summiting Thatchtop Mountain (12,668') and then use it again to get home.

Foolishly, I got a late start – only hiking by 8:15am. And I had to start from Bear Lake, since the close lot was already full, adding 15 minutes to the hike in. I reached the foot of Thatchtop Mountain around 10am, and hoped I had four hours before any bad weather might start.

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