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 Peak:  Quandary Peak (14er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Tenmile
 Posted By:  Rock__freek
 Date of Information:  03/12/2012
 Date Posted:  03/13/2012
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Parked at the winter trailhead for McCullough gultch. Plenty of parking. Trail is packed, but still deep. Postholing will occur, snowshoes needed. I broke trail towards the east ridge following a set of skin tracks from the turnaround on McCullough Gultch road, I was followed by my partner, and a gentleman with two dogs.The going was very tough. Chest high snow with a thin layer of hard stuff on top. Floats were mandatory, but I still sunk through 3 dozen times or so. Once out of the trees, the snowpack was more solid. Ditch your snow shoes and pack at 12,000. Crampons may be helpful in some spots, but I didn't use any. Plenty of rocky terrain exposed to avoid slippery snow spots. The glissade from about 12,700 or so was amazing, but you can only got that way if you came up from McCullough Get out there before the next snow, and your welcome;)



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Gueza


I should ditch my pack at 12k huh?     03/14/2012 02:27
Am I reading this correctly?



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