Peak(s):  Mt. Powell A  -  13,580 feet
Date Posted:  07/23/2018
Date Climbed:   07/20/2018
Author:  alexhenes
 Mount Powell (as a plan B)   

Our original plan was to climb some Elks near Aspen. However with all of the smoke from the Lake Christine fire we decided to stay localish and climb Mount Powell.

From the Piney Lake TH we hiked Mt. Powell via Kneeknocker Pass. Our round trip was 11.3 miles and 5400 vertical. Total time was roughly 8.5 hours including a half hour on the summit.

A full report and more images can be found at Mt. Powell on Merely A Flesh Wound

Kristi hiking pas Piney Lake. Peak C and Kneeknocker pass way off in the distance. It was a hazy day but the valley was beautiful none the less.

Kristi in the basin at the foot of Kneeknocker.

After topping out on Kneeknocker Pass we dropped a few hundred feet before ascending Powell.

Instead of hiking up Powell's loose south slope we decided to stick to the solid rock just below the ridge. As we climbed we slowly worked out way from climber's left to right until we were just below the summit.

We spent about 30 minutes on this awesome summit. Views of Peak C and the lakes below were awesome.

My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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Comments or Questions
next time...
07/19/2019 14:38
... try Peak C or The Spider. Both awesome summits.

Heck yeah!
07/19/2019 19:08
Would love to ski both of those!!!

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