Peak:  Snowmass Mountain (14er)
 Route:  East Slope
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  jeremy27
 Date of Information:  05/27/2012
 Date Posted:  05/28/2012

Log jam is as easy as I assume it gets. Snowshoes not necessary up to lake. Snowshoes would be helpful getting to and from the far end of the lake. We had a good hard freeze so it was crampon-able both ways for us. We found a decent line of snow down the top of the scree field (but missed it in the dark on the way up). Continuous snow to the ridge on excellent snow. No recent slide activity. Mixed conditions up the ridge to the summit - tricky in places, crampons were necessary but we were probably too low down the ridge. If you have the option stay high. About 2000 feet worth of glissades on the return, almost made us forget the wicked hike out. Long story short - go now and hope for a good freeze. PM for more info or pics of nearby peaks. Good luck.

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  • Comments or Questions

Pics     05/29/2012 04:05
Any pics of the Hagerman Couloir?

Thanks in advance (and nice job )


Hagerman Couloir     05/30/2012 00:35
I've attached a couple pics of Hagerman Couloir to the original conditions report. I tried to give you a couple angles. Hope they help.

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