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Ascent of Peak 8430 on 2017-11-12

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 12, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 8430
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:8430 ft / 2569 m

Ascent Trip Report

You see this peak as you climb up and around Piper Meadows and it looks more impressive than it is in that the connecting saddle makes the prominence only about 165 feet. I did measure it in the field although the peak was placed in without the saddle elevation which sadly was very easy to put in the database.
There is an easy grassy field approach to the peak with some scattered ponderosa pines and at the summit some nice views of Mummy Mountain and Fairchild in the national park
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:180 ft / 54 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:bushwahck open field
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  8250 ft / 2514 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  
Ascent Part of Trip: Denver-19

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Crosier Mountain2017-11-12 a2340 ft / 713 m
2Peak 84302017-11-12 b180 ft / 55 m
4Twin Owls Overlook2017-11-12 d325 ft / 99 m
5Knapps Knob2017-11-12 c170 ft / 52 m
5North Table Mountain2017-11-12 f570 ft / 174 m
6North Table Mountain-Quarry Peak2017-11-12 f75 ft / 23 m
Total Trip Gain: 3660 ft / 1116 m    Total Trip Loss: 589 ft / 180 m



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