|Peak:||Quandary Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||03/13/2011|
We dug a pit on a 25deg angle aspect on the east face just below the final summit ridge (approx 14,000ft). Fresh storm snow (approx 6in) bonded well to current snow pack. Top 18in were homogenous and soft. Very hard consolidated (wind) slab about 6in thick burried about 18in deep resting on a weak facet layer. This weak layer failed after 10 wrist, 10 elbow and 10 shoulder compressions.