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Ascent of Runs-Down-Fast Mountain on 2017-05-15

Climber: Curtis Bowden

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, May 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Runs-Down-Fast Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:11048 ft / 3367 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from Gold Camp parking up North Cheyenne canyon and took the Seven Bridges Trail...ran off the map, and then just kept going. Was able to pull up info connecting trail 720 to my position from my phone and kept going to the brutal east sandy side of the mountain and just suffered my negative-calorie self up one awful sliding step at a time. Eventually I made it up and enjoyed the absolutely magnificent views of the Cameron - Tenney group and had the most fun descent ever, allowing the mountain to fully live up to its name. Exhausted on the way back, I happily drank the offering of the beautiful cascading stream all the way down the canyon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3548 ft / 1081 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
perfect
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3548 ft / 1081 m
    Start Trailhead:Gold Camp parking lot  7500 ft / 2286 m
Descent Statistics



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