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Ascent of Three Sisters-Middle Peak on 2017-06-25

Climber: William Musser

Date:Sunday, June 25, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Three Sisters-Middle Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:7840 ft / 2389 m

Ascent Trip Report

The middle sister is in some ways the best. First, it is not climbed as much as the North sister which being closer to the trail and having many easy class 2 and 2+ routes is covered with hikers and dogs. And unlike the South Sister, you can select routes to the top that are completely safe and easy class 3. Allen and I (now partners for the scrambling part of the day) checked out several routes and elected a nice stiff class 3 with some consequences but not quite what I would call 4. Our route has exposure but by and large not lethal falls but would be hard down-climbing forward so I called it 3+. The cool thing about this pinnacle is there are many options how to get up this one. This also great so if you elect something a bit stiffer going up there are plenty of easier ways down.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:90 ft / 27 m
    Total Elevation Loss:120 ft / 36 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:2+,3 3+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant
65F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  7750 ft / 2362 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    End Trailhead:saddle between peak  7720 ft / 2353 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Three Sisters Park Tour

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Peak 80802017-06-25 a385 ft / 117 m
2Evergreen Mountain2017-06-25 b1106 ft / 337 m
3Alderfer Hill2017-06-25 c442 ft / 135 m
4The Brother2017-06-25 d200 ft / 61 m
5Three Sisters-South Peak2017-06-25 e235 ft / 72 m
7Three Sisters-Middle Peak2017-06-25 f90 ft / 27 m
8Three Sisters-North Peak2017-06-25 g140 ft / 43 m
Total Trip Gain: 2598 ft / 792 m    Total Trip Loss: 2278 ft / 695 m



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