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Ascent of Mount Arkansas on 1988-04-10

Climber: David Olson

Others in Party:Greg Kehrl
Lee Fryberger
Date:Sunday, April 10, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Arkansas
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13795 ft / 4204 m

Ascent Trip Report

I rented snowshoes and went out with Lee Fryberger and Greg Kehrl to climb Mt. Arkansas, 13795 ft., from Climax. We took two vehicles, Lee's and mine. I wasn't satisfied with the performance of the Bronco going up to Eisenhower Tunnel on the way back. I also picked up a windshield ding. We started at 8:30 am; Greg and I made the summit at 12:30 pm. Lee tuned back at a difficult spot (pillbox) on the ridge. We got down at 3:00 pm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2435 ft / 742 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2435 ft / 742 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2435 ft / 742 m
    Route:Up north ridge. Which one = ?
    Start Trailhead:CO hwy 135 north of peak  11360 ft / 3462 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2435 ft / 742 m
    Route:retrace of ascent route
    End Trailhead:same as start point  11360 ft / 3462 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes



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