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 Peak:  Uncompahgre Peak (14er)
 Route:  From Matterhorn TH
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  anna
 Date of Information:  05/05/2012
 Date Posted:  05/07/2012

Late spring conditions. There is very little snow on the approach until above treeline. Significant snow (but still very little compared to previous years) from treeline to summit could be a postholing nightmare. I managed fine without flotation, but I also have a high tolerance for misery. Flotation recommended. There are some snowfields to cross on the upper portion of Uncompaghre that may require traction depending on your comfort level. Most of it can be avoided. Ice axe never came off the pack, but there are a few glissading opportunities where one would be useful.


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