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Ascent of Queen Anne Hill on 2016-09-13

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Taxicab
Peak:Queen Anne Hill
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:465 ft / 141 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got up early and left hotel at 5AM; worked my way along both 5th and 6th Ave trying to find the safest route in terms of cars, and avoiding back alleys. Was a pretty safe route. Ended up going downhill quite a bit until it started to head uphill. Visted the space needle in the dark and the park around it, jogged up and down some stairs for exercise and then proceeded up 5th Av. through a residential section. The streets became very steep in here. The HP is at the fire station. The sun was not ready to rise and the views of the city through all the street lighting and the space needle all lit up surprised me how much gain I had acquired in the middle of the big city. But then again this little hill has nearly 400 feet of prominence which is kind of cool when you are used to hanging out in FL cities where 5 feet is big prominence. So I got in a 4 mile jog, urban highpointing before breakfast and off to see the Seattle office.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:530 ft / 161 m
    Total Elevation Loss:530 ft / 161 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Grade/Class:1, 1+
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant
65F dark
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:425 ft / 129 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 325 ft / 99 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:5th and 6th Ave to Space Needle to 1st Ave
    Start Trailhead:Hilton 6th Ave  140 ft / 42 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:430 ft / 131 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 325 ft / 99 m; Extra: 105 ft / 32m
    Gain on way out:105 ft / 32 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:5th and 6th Ave to Space Needle to 1st Ave
    End Trailhead:Hilton 6th Ave  140 ft / 42 m



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