|Peak:||Longs Peak (14er)|
|Posted By:||Dave B|
|Date of Information:||09/15/2012|
Went up today with Keyhole ridge as primary, north face as secondary. Ended up doing the standard keyhole route.
Through the binocs it looked like the first and crux pitch of Keyhole Ridge have snow as well as a patch of snow at the base of the crux pitch that might have produced some ice on the slabs.
The north face literally glistened in the morning sun as it was almost completely iced over. The slabs to the right of the dihedral looked dry but there was a large patch above the pitch that would be difficult to get around.
As we headed up the standard route it looked like there was a team at the base of the dihedral, but they seemed to be there for a while, so not sure if they headed up or not.
Standard keyhole was clear of ice and snow for the most part. A little in the trough but completely avoidable.