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 Peak:  Capitol Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge from Capitol Lake
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  anna
 Date of Information:  06/11/2012
 Date Posted:  06/11/2012

Some minor snow patches encountered near Capitol Lake area on the approach trail - nothing significant. Trail is snow-free up to the Daly-Capitol saddle then plenty of snow until talus/boulder slopes below K2. Crampons and ice axe definitely useful. Some good glissading later in the afternoon. Almost completely snow-free from K2 - Capitol. There was one sizeable patch of snow in a gully that requires a short (but steep) crossing or tricky climbing above or below it to avoid the snow traverse. Ice axe would be a good idea for the crossing as a fall or slip here would be bad.

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