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Date Sunday  9/14/2014
End Date Sunday  9/14/2014
Group Denver
Event Title Crystal Peak (13,852')
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Jonathan Dunder
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 9.5
Elevation Gain 3500
Driving Distance 140

Location

Meet at Wooly Mammoth Parking Lot and be ready to leave at 5 AM.


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Details

Route Description:  http://www.13ers.com/routemain.php?route=crys1

I did this route in 2013 and it was a fun hike with a bit of rock scrambling.  It starts out by going up a steep dirt road, then gently rises to the Crystal Lakes. After that, you take a switchback and head up to the saddle between Peak 10 and Crystal Peak, then follow the ridge to the top.  Depending on conditions, we may return over the summit of Peak 10 and the Wheeler Trail since it doesn't add much in terms of distance or elevation gain.

 

Crystal Peak is a centennial, one of the 100 highest mountains in Colorado



Notes

The trail crosses some steep slopes and the final summit pitch requires some scrambling.



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