Ascent of Crestone Needle on 2018-07-15

Climber: Jeremy McGuire

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 15, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Crestone Needle
    Elevation:14197 ft / 4327 m

Ascent Trip Report

Solo hike starting from South Colony Lake. I did not anticipate having time to hike this mountain. My objective was Humboldt Peak but was able to hike that the previous afternoon so had extra time. I started at 6:20am and made it to Broken Hand Pass by 7:20am. I made my was through the broken cliff bands and entered the East gully but could NOT find the spot to cross over to the West gully. Ascended the East gully until I found a high cross-over to join the main route. Amazing views at the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2600 ft / 792 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Great weather.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2600 ft / 792 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:South Face, East Gully
    Start Trailhead:South Colony Lake  11597 ft / 3534 m
Descent Statistics

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