|Peak:||Capitol Peak (14er)|
|Route:||Northeast Ridge from Capitol Lake|
|Date of Information:||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.