Ascent of Centennial South Peak on 2017-03-17

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 17, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Centennial South Peak
    Elevation:8315 ft / 2534 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parking at the lot at Centennial Cone at 7620 was supposed to be an advantage from starting at the lower parking off route 6 but it ended up not. Jefferson County has a lot of unusual regulations that makes hiking in this area difficult if you do not research ahead of time. The locals know all that but when you are from out of town.....warning. The upper Elk Trail would have been a nice route gaining upwards to the cone itself which was my plan but the trail was closed for elk calving season and fines imposed for trespassing between Feb and June. So I was stuck doing the ??? trail downward and you lose 300 feet plus meander out of the way of the Cone. To make matters worse, the Elk Trail side of the Cone has a lot of open grass lands to open country whereas the ??? side from the ??? trail requires a rugged bushwhack of shrubs, trees, and rock.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1215 ft / 370 m
    Total Elevation Loss:635 ft / 193 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1215 ft / 370 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 695 ft / 212 m; Extra: 520 ft / 158m
    Loss on way in:520 ft / 158 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Start Trailhead:Parking Lot for Centennial Park Cone  7620 ft / 2322 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:115 ft / 35 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    End Trailhead:near saddle between peaks  8200 ft / 2499 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Denver-4

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Green Mountain2017-03-16 a1596 ft / 486 m
2Flagstaff Mountain2017-03-16 b302 ft / 92 m
2North Table Mountain-Quarry Peak2017-03-17 B53 ft / 16 m
3Sugarloaf Mountain2017-03-16 c476 ft / 145 m
6Mount Zion2017-03-17 F379 ft / 116 m
10North Table Mountain2017-03-17 A570 ft / 174 m
14Centennial South Peak2017-03-17 C1215 ft / 370 m
14(Attempt) Centennial Cone2017-03-17 D500 ft / 152 m
15Peak 78142017-03-17 E584 ft / 178 m
17Peak 71602017-03-17 G220 ft / 67 m
18Lookout Mountain2017-03-17 H94 ft / 29 m
19Colorow Hill2017-03-17 I300 ft / 91 m
20South Table Mountain2017-03-18 J555 ft / 169 m
21Castle Rock2017-03-18 K154 ft / 47 m
22Peak 71602017-03-18 L280 ft / 85 m
24Lookout Mountain2017-03-18 M54 ft / 16 m
30Mount Glennon2017-03-19 M973 ft / 297 m
Total Trip Gain: 8305 ft / 2530 m    Total Trip Loss: 5896 ft / 1796 m

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