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Ascent of Mount Bross on 2017-07-30

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:however hiked down with man I met on the summit of Bross.
Date:Sunday, July 30, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Mount Bross
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14172 ft / 4319 m

Ascent Trip Report

While on Lincoln, I knew we had bad weather coming. My plan was just to rush up either Democrat or Lincoln, but now over at Lincoln, I could tell I still had some time up top.

I summited in 1 hour and 20 minutes; I summited Lincoln in 1 hour and 45 minutes; then Bross somewhere around 2 hour and 15 minutes; headed back up and over Cameron again to avoid the feldspar quick sand that was complained about by those that came up the Mount Bross Trail. Thus, adding to the days mileage and vertical gain.

I met another man that was training for Kili, and we both wanted as much vertical and distance at altitude we could get before the lightening so we hooked up and ran over and up Bross. It is a long relatively flat journey with fewer views than Cameron and Lincoln and lots of signs reminded you that you were on private land. Most hiked the circuit back down Bross Trail but others we met said it is very steep and slippery with deep feldspar sands that make you slide and fall. Plus the sign at the bottom near Kite Lake said the trail was actually not legal?? so we decided to backtrack the way we came where the signs did not prohibit the path up and back. that took us back over Cameron a second time.

I even had a motorcycle come by us and peakbag. He must have come up from the mining routes from the east. Bross is really a class 1 from the saddle of either Cameron or Lincoln.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:392 ft / 119 m
    Total Elevation Loss:392 ft / 119 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
50F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:352 ft / 107 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 292 ft / 89 m; Extra: 60 ft / 18m
    Loss on way in:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  13880 ft / 4230 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:332 ft / 101 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 292 ft / 89 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Gain on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:see TR
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  13880 ft / 4230 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Lincoln

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Cameron2017-07-30 a2378 ft / 725 m
2Mount Lincoln2017-07-30 b256 ft / 78 m
3Mount Bross2017-07-30 c392 ft / 119 m
4Mount Cameron2017-07-30 d378 ft / 115 m
Total Trip Gain: 3404 ft / 1037 m    Total Trip Loss: 3404 ft / 1037 m



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