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Date Saturday  5/4/2019
End Date Saturday  5/4/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title PPG 100 Years - Snow Couloir Climb Citadel Peak
Start Time 4:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Kuenzli
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type All Other
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 7.5
Elevation Gain 2950
Driving Distance 200


We will be climbing the NE Couloir on Pk. 13,294, aka Citadel Peak from the Herman Gulch TH

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David Kuenzli for Greg Long


Greg Long



The Pikes Peak Group is turning 100 years old! Help us celebrate our birthday!

We will be climbing the NE Couloir on Pk. 13,294, aka Citadel Peak from the Herman Gulch TH. You must have taken BMS Snow Climbing and Avalanche Level 1 courses to attend this trip.

Gear Required: crampons, helmet, ice axe, beacon, probe, shovel, snowshoes


Contact the leader for any other questions


Several people cancelled and David took over for Greg Long.  Seems back injuries are going around.  Arrived TH at 4:45 am and that wasn't early enough for the soft, fluffy snow that dropped near Loveland Pass early in the week.  Add to that trip leader's snow shoe binding epic failed and had to be ditched.  Resulted in very tough climbing through soft snow.  Made decision to turn around at our agreed upon time.  We got to a couple hundred vertical feet of the base of the couloir.  Enjoyed lunch together in Idaho Springs.  A fun trip even though we didn't summit and we learned alot.