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Date Saturday  4/15/2017
End Date Saturday  4/15/2017
Group Denver
Event Title Fletcher Mountain via Drift Peak
Start Time 4:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Uwe Sartori
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate D
Trail Mileage 8.0
Elevation Gain 3,538
Driving Distance 150


Mayflower Gulch, Ten Mile Range, Summit County.



For more info Contact

Please contact LIT (Leader-In-Training) for information and registration.
Marshall Hull  970-333-9070


Start at Mayflower Gulch trailhead and hike southeast to the Boston Mine area. Gain the Northwest ridge of Drift Peak and follow it to the summit of Drift. Conditions permitting, traverse the connecting ridge over to Fletcher Mountain. The ridge to Fletcher requires a short 5.3 climb on the way over and a 30-foot rappel on the way back. Reverse the route to return to the parking area.

Estimated Time: 11.5 hours

Trailhead: Mayflower Gulch 11,000 ft

Drift Peak 13,900 ft

Fletcher Mountain 13,951 ft


You must have completed BMS or equivalent and be current on those rock and snow travel skills.
Rock leading is not required.
One short 5.3 climb is required.
One 30-foot rappel is required.
Class 3 scrambling is required.
Ice axe self-arrest skills are required.

Required Gear (in addition to Ten Essentials)
Helmet, harness, belay device & locker, safety leash & locker, autoblock & locker (rappel backup).
Mountaineering boots, snowshoes, crampons, ice axe, face mask, goggles, headlamp.

Trip leader will have all rope, rock pro and anchor materials at the trailhead. Leave space in your pack to help carry something.

Avalanche gear (beacon, shovel, probe) are not required.

Reference: Snow Climbs by Dave Cooper. Climb #2.

This will be a long day. We will plan to average about 1,000 ft and 1 mile per hour. Please do not sign up for this climb if you are not able to maintain that pace. Be fully prepared for cold and windy conditions.

Priority will be given to current HAMS students.