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Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2016-08-06

Climber: Bo Saunders

Others in Party:Paul Cruz
Date:Saturday, August 6, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14433 ft / 4399 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended Mt. Elbert from the North Mount Elbert Trailhead. Car camped at the trailhead the night before. Once again (just like the time Paul and I climbed Longs and we car camped at the trailhead), I slept very little. It was very wet for our climb, but no all-out rain. But ended up being one of the few climbs in Colorado I've experienced with no view. The whole summit was engulfed in a cloud.
Start: 5:45am
Summit: 9:00am
Depart Summit: 9:08am
Finish: 11:45am
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4383 ft / 1335 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Northeast Ridge
    Trailhead:North Mount Elbert Trailhead  10050 ft / 3063 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 37 Minutes



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