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Ascent of Dyer Mountain on 2018-07-14

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Dan Conner; Jorge Hinojos
Date:Saturday, July 14, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dyer Mountain
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13855 ft / 4223 m

Ascent Trip Report

After showing the top of Sherman to 4 friends of mine that had never climbed a 14er before, we headed over to Gemini. We first tried to go around and not climb up the twin peaks but the work around to the ridge became dangerous and it is easier to use the saddle of Gemini. We had quite an upclimb up and over the second twin peak before we realized we could not shortcut to the ridge. From Gemini saddle there is a clear safe class 2 hike down to the ridge that connects to Dyer Mountain. The hiking along the ridge goes up and down some and has a steep cliff on one side but is other than mostly class 1. The closer you get to Dyer the more the talus becomes class 2 and finally some 2+ near the top. Great views. very safe extra credit climb for another Centennial Peak

Bonnie and Mike stayed up at the saddle of Gemini and waited for us. Jorge and I had a ridiculous race up and back Gemini which took about 4.5 minutes. Then Jorge decided to see if he could do it under 4 minutes and round tripped the small peak in 3.5 minutes

fun day
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:495 ft / 150 m
    Total Elevation Loss:495 ft / 150 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Grade/Class:1,2,2+
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:475 ft / 144 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 455 ft / 139 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    Route:saddle ridge to peak
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  13400 ft / 4084 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:475 ft / 144 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 455 ft / 139 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    End Trailhead:13400 ft / 4084 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Fairplay-3

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Sherman2018-07-14 a2696 ft / 822 m
2Dyer Mountain2018-07-14 b495 ft / 151 m
3Gemini Peak2018-07-14 c961 ft / 293 m
Total Trip Gain: 4152 ft / 1266 m    Total Trip Loss: 1365 ft / 416 m



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