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Snow on Longs

Postby NJ2CO » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:08 pm

I'm staying in Estes and it snowed on Longs this afternoon. I would expect it to melt tomorrow (Friday), but if anyone is planning on attempting it overnight, be forewarned. I am going to attempt the Keyhole route on Saturday, and hope it will be clear by then.

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Re: Snow on Longs

Postby unclegar » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:10 pm

Yup. Definitely some new snow on the north face from my point of view. Careful out there.
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Re: Snow on Longs

Postby Carl » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:32 pm

unclegar wrote:Yup. Definitely some new snow on the north face from my point of view. Careful out there.


And there was already some ice on the cables route last weekend. Usually comfortable w/o placing gear but that wasn't the case.
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Re: Snow on Longs

Postby TCUTED » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:31 pm

Also would like to head up the keyhole Saturday, if anyone is out there tomorrow, please let us know what it looks like!
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Re: Snow on Longs

Postby NJ2CO » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:30 am

TCUTED wrote:Also would like to head up the keyhole Saturday, if anyone is out there tomorrow, please let us know what it looks like!


As of this morning, it looks like most of the snow has melted. With the sun beating all day, I suspect the route should be fine for Saturday. But any first hand reports would be great O:)
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Re: Snow on Longs

Postby forbins_mtn » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:43 am

i'm heading up the Cable Route with CMC for their 14er Challenge day next weekend. I'm hoping for clear conditions, but a little ice never hurt nobody! time to pack the spikes
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Re: Snow on Longs

Postby Carl » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:02 pm

forbins_mtn wrote:time to pack the spikes


Wouldn't worry about those quite yet.
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Re: Snow on Longs

Postby Ress_PA » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:59 am

Attempting the keyhole for the first time on Sunday, any update on snow or ice?
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Re: Snow on Longs

Postby nomadelmundo » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:08 am

i am gonna do it too on sunday night... hope it won't be too icy on monday morning!
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