Peak:  Mt. Princeton (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  zephyr_pelicante
 Date of Information:  03/30/2013
 Date Posted:  03/30/2013

We put in a trench up to the summit, it will likely be gone in a couple days from wind though.

We faced below knee post-holing from the radio towers to the summit.

You don't need crampons but microspikes and poles and an ice axe are a must.

Don't even think about going up the road unless you're a serious driver with a serious vehicle - then you could probably get to the switchback BEFORE the radio towers and save a bit of time.

Good luck!

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  • Comments or Questions

Nice work!     03/31/2013 06:38
Thanks for the update. Had quite the experience driving over a large ice sheet and personally I wouldn't try driving up to far as there could be ice under any new snowfall.


VIDEO!     04/17/2013 23:44
I'm sure conditions are only better (or worse for those negative people out there) with all the new snow pack from the last couple weeks

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