Ascent of Quandary Peak on 2016-07-04

Climber: Dustin Erickson

Date:Monday, July 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Quandary Peak
    Elevation:13032 ft / 3972 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Milwaukee Best can is the only thing on the summit still. Imploded to its max and somehow retaining fluid over at least 7 years. Why carry it in and not drink it? Why even buy Milwaukees Worst?

We ascended the east ridge through the left of the two obvious breaks in the cliff wall seen from the ramp that ascends from this side. Very pleasant meadow walking up to this point and it was really only 3rd class to get through here. We had a camp at the confluence of the East Fork Blacks Fortk Proper and the East branch that drains this ramps side, there is an old trail that breaks off from there though it is difficult to locate from the trail after the creek crossing. Just head east from the large cairn pile and you will see slashes on the trees. The cross country travel isnt bad either. Saw about 20 elk in the meadows up here a very large one down by the trailhead, 2 moose and 8!!!! porcupines! That blows my previous 1 day record of 1 out of the water. I really like this drainage, having been there for the Tokewanna Wasatch loop years before. 4th of July weekend and we saw nobody. The east side looks like the preferred route in my opinion, it has the ramp and very little scree to deal with.
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    Route:East ridge, East Fork Blacks Fork
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