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Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

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Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby geojed » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:25 pm

Anyone up for a big day in the Tenmile Range this Friday?

Plan is for a "Calendar Winter" traverse of the Tenmile Range from Atlantic Peak - Peak 1 starting at the Mayflower Gulch TH ( \:D/ 11,000' elev \:D/ ). Crux would be after Peak 4, and Peak 3 - Tenmile Peak (Class 3-4 sections). If Peak 4 - Peak 1 conditions look too sketch we could bail down Peak 4's West Ridge down to the Copper Mountain Resort Base. Weather looks nice and sunny.

Stat's for options:

Atlantic - Peak 4/Copper Mtn Base, 13.16mi w/ ~6500ft elev gain
Atlantic - Peak 1/Frisco, 16.21mi w/ ~7100ft elev gain

Let me know if you'd be interested.

Cheers,

Jed

P.S: No "noobs" for this one please, as this climb would not be classified as "noob" safe. :wink: :wink:

And here are some pics from this TR http://14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=11519 by benners that show the snow (or lack thereof) conditions along the ridge.

Crystal Peak's North Ridge
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Peak 10's South Ridge and Peak 9's North Ridge
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View From Peak 9 - Peak 1 That Ridge is looking mighty bare! :D
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View of Pacific Peak and Atlantic Peak from Crystal Peak
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Close-up of Pacific Peak's North Ridge
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Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby Tony1 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:34 pm

I won't be able to join, but I'm sure you can guess that the Tenmile Traverse is a really fun route! I did it back in early October when we had that summer-like weather from the TH near I-70 in Frisco to Peak 10, then descended into Breckenridge and caught a bus back to Frisco. Big day, and that was just the numbered peaks.

It's great to be able to brag to friends as well - "Yeah, I went from there to there. No biggie." 8) Have fun!

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Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby geojed » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:17 pm

Looks like tomorrow is going to be a solo attempt for me to complete the Tenmile Range Traverse in "calendar winter": Atlantic Pk - Mt Royal! 8)

15 Peaks (8 ranked)
15.75mi
7100ft elev gain
9000ft elev loss

Sweet! \:D/
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Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby mattpayne11 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:24 pm

geojed wrote:Looks like tomorrow is going to be a solo attempt for me to complete the Tenmile Range Traverse in "calendar winter": Atlantic Pk - Mt Royal! 8)

15 Peaks (8 ranked)
15.75mi
7100ft elev gain
9000ft elev loss

Sweet! \:D/


Good luck dude! Have fun, be safe, stay warm. =)

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Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby geojed » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:56 am

On summit of Peak 10! Feeling great. Very strong west wind beautiful views. :D

Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:30 am

Get good Jed and stay safe!
Everyday is a G r A t E f U L Day here in the CO

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Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby geojed » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:58 pm

Made it to peak 4 by 4pm cut off time . See recent tracks heading towards peak 3/2 going to give it a try

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Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby geojed » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:55 pm

Got peak 3! On to peak 2!

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Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby geojed » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:14 pm

Got peak 2, man that is a gnarly ridge!

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Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby big_red_pride » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:41 pm

Congrats! Be safe tomorrow!

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Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby geojed » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:58 pm

Peak 1 is done! Anyone want to come pick me up at the royal TH is a couple hours? I'll pay you $20 to get me back to mayflower gulch TH! :D. I could call you when I get there...

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Re: Fri Mar 16th - Big Day in the Tenmile Range

Postby geojed » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:23 pm

Finis,

Waiting for the summit stage now. Wow, what an AMAZING day! :D

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