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Ascent of Chief Mountain on 2017-09-10

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Chief Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:11709 ft / 3568 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parking is on opposite side of road over by the ski resort. Two small trails quickly converge into one steeply up the side of the road cut. From there the hike is very straight forward and heavily attended. I was able to bust up the trail at a fast pace and passed everyone I saw on the trail reaching the summit in exactly 30 minutes; Good views from open alpine summit. There is some nice chunks of metamorphic rock that you can either scramble the last 30 feet or the easy hiking trail can lead you around the back side to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1009 ft / 307 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1009 ft / 307 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant
55F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1009 ft / 307 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Chief TH
    Start Trailhead:parking across from TH  10700 ft / 3261 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1009 ft / 307 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    End Trailhead:10700 ft / 3261 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Denver-13

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Chief Mountain2017-09-10 a1009 ft / 308 m
2Papoose Mountain2017-09-10 b204 ft / 62 m
3Warrior Mountain2017-09-10 c123 ft / 37 m
4Squaw Mountain2017-09-10 d1071 ft / 326 m
Total Trip Gain: 2407 ft / 733 m    Total Trip Loss: 2407 ft / 733 m



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