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Date Friday  7/19/2013
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Evans And Bierstadt Combination ASC field trip Class 3 scramble
Start Time 4:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Tom Creighton
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Rock Climbing
Climb Type
Climbing Class
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 6.3 miles
Elevation Gain 3000'
Driving Distance 80 miles

Location

Meet in West section of Wooly Mammoth parking lot (across from Conoco station).

For more info Contact

tecreighton@msn.com

Details

We start at the switchback on the Mount Evans Road at 13,300
feet


 


Descend a scree gully to the Lake Fork of Scott Gomer Creek.
Hike west across the valley near a small, unnamed lake at 12,360 feet, then
climb an open slope to reach Bierstadt's east ridge at 13,100 feet.


 


Head up the ridge scrambling on occasional Class 3 to reach
Point 13,420. From Point 13,641 do a Class 3 descent to reach easier ground.
Follow the East Ridge's easier, upper portion for 0.6 mile to the summit.


 


From Bierstadt's summit, descend north for 0.4 miles to the 13,150-foot
saddle between Bierstadt and the Sawtooth. 
Scramble up to the ridge crest (Class 3). This portion of the route is
well cairned.  Ascend a large, exposed
diagonal ledge through the Sawtooth's cliff band to reach easier ground (Class
3


 


Past the Sawtooth, hike east Scramble along Evans' airy, fun
west ridge for 0.7 mile to Evans' summit (Class 2).  Descend southeast for a mile to starting point.



Notes

Preference for ASC students


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.