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 Peak:  Humboldt Peak (14er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Dan_Suitor
 Date of Information:  05/04/2013
 Date Posted:  05/05/2013
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Made it to the Rainbow Creek Trailhead in my 4X4 although it took some aggressive driving at points. Trail started out dry, and ridge was dry (Pic 1). Bridge is still out but creek crossing was easy. Started encountering snow around 10,000 ft (Pic 2). It was earlier in the day so the snow had not yet softened up. We used Microspikes till tree line. Was either dry or windswept snow to the top. Final pitch was not too bad with a couple of scrambles (Pic 3). On the way down once we hit tree line we put on our snow shoes. This was a must to avoid the post-holeing that Zdero1 had to go through the week before. Eventually got back to dirt where we took out snow shoes off. As we were leaving, it looked as though weather was coming in (Pic 4).

Note: I finally broke down and bought a GPF for this climb. It was heaven sent as route finding would have been very difficult otherwise.

Also, Iíve got additional pictures from the top of the Crestones and a panorama video if anybody would like to see conditions on some of the surrounding peaks.



Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3Image #4


  • Comments or Questions (2)
screeman57


gully?     2013-05-05 11:00:53
Did you a good look or pic of the SE flank?


Dan_Suitor


SE Flank     2013-05-05 12:59:13
I canít find a way to add more pics here, so I sent you a PM with a pic. Hope it is what you are looking for.



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