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Ascent of Falcon-Ute Peak on 2017-06-19

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, June 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Falcon-Ute Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:7780 ft / 2371 m

Ascent Trip Report

After doing the tower (Mount Falcon) and enjoying seeing no less than 8 chipmunks, 1 vole, 3 rabbits, 3 huge mice (or rats), 3 lizards, and one deer - I headed over to check out the USGS point 7780. The Old Ute Trail nearly climbs to this subpeak summit but slides around it and never allows you the summit. The rocky class 2+ to a few moves of 3 bushwhack was too tempting so I grabbed this small 190 foot prominence subpeak for fun and solitude. Not a person around.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:190 ft / 57 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Grade/Class:1-3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:190 ft / 57 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Old Ute Trail then bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  7590 ft / 2313 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km



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