crampons in July

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crampons in July

Postby fsuhornb » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:14 pm

Getting ready for my first 14er next summer and was wondering if someone could give me some advice. We're planning to summit Eolus during the first week of July and I'm wondering if we should plan to bring crampons and ice axes. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Re: crampons in July

Postby mike_kadow » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:22 pm

Is there an echo in here?

EDIT: I could have sworn I read the OP's question verbatim recently somewheres. :-"

Me thinks it's someone at the Golden shindig this eve.
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Re: crampons in July

Postby caad4rep » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:39 pm

I'd bring an axe, I don't think crampons are necessary. There is a nice snow slope but I didn't think it was steep enough for crampons.
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Re: crampons in July

Postby pdub83 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:02 pm

My thought would be to see how the snowpack shapes up over the winter
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Re: crampons in July

Postby SilverLynx » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:11 pm

This is a troll. Don't get it twisted.
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Re: crampons in July

Postby CO Native » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:07 pm

I climbed Eolus near the end of June in 2009 and I used both crampons and ice axe. The snow portion of the hike wasn't too long and I could have gotten away with cutting steps, but it would have added a lot of time.

Trip report from that hike here.
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