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 Peak:  Mt. Arkansas (13er)
 Route:  North Ridge
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  jbchalk
 Date of Information:  05/11/2013
 Date Posted:  05/13/2013
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ALOT of snow up on Arkansas‘ north ridge, but things are definitely settling down re: the snowpack, which is good news. We did the north ridge direct and snowshoes/skis were essentiall up the sadddle where the north ridge meets the northeast ridge. Ridge is too dicey for snowshoes IMO. Crampons and axe were essential as well for the ridge to the summit. Lots of trailbreaking and deep trenching. Class 4 crux was caked in snow as well. Fun climb, though.


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  • Comments or Questions
Jay521


Nice!     2013-05-13 15:16:35
Looks like you had a great day, Brandon!


jbchalk


It was, Jay!     2013-05-13 15:22:31
The morning sun gave way to afternoon clouds and spittin' snow, but held off for us.


Jay521


Now...     2013-05-13 15:32:02
... if ONLY Kristine had written this up, it woulda made for a stellar TR...


jbchalk


Indeed...     2013-05-13 15:34:30
...it would have, Jay. However, she was busy road biking and didn't want to partake in the blackhawk festivities later that night that ensued



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