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Date Sunday  4/28/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title ASC Instructor/Trip Leader Session, N Diamond Pk (Fort Collins)
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader John Raich
Member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type Trad Lead
Climbing Class Class III
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1600
Driving Distance 120

Location

Meeting time: 6:00 a.m.
Meeting location: Parking area near Shell station at the junction of highways 14 and 287 about 10 miles NW of downtown Fort Collins (Ted's Place).
https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.6641932,-105.1900478/@40.6641517,-105.2601097,12z


For more info Contact

John Raich, john.raich@colostate.edu

Details

This is one of the practice sessions for instructors and assistants of the Alpine Scrambling Course (Fort Collins).

The snowfields on the east sides of South and North Diamond Peaks provide good practice areas. They are approached from the parking area at the top of Cameron Pass.

Route Descriptions: https://www.frontrangeskimo.com/cameron-pass-north.
The approach route is labeled by S in the first and second photos. Snowfield 5 and 6 in the first photo have maximum slope angles of 38 degrees, slope angles of snowfields 12 and 13 are generally less than 30 degrees. All snowfield may have large cornices near the tops.
Map: Trails Illustrated #200

Bring helmet, ice ax, crampons, climbing harness, a couple of locking carabiners, belay-rappel device, a sling or two, mountaineering boots, ice ax, gaiters, cold weather clothing, wind and sun protection, lunch, and drink. Snowshoes (with trekking poles) or backcountry ski gear is needed for the approach.

Bring additional climbing gear if you have it: rope, snow protection gear, more slings and carabiners.



Notes

ASC instructors have priority on this climb. Others will be placed on a waiting list and will be moved to the trip list provided there is space.


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