|Peak:||Little Bear Peak (14er)|
|Route:||West Ridge and Southwest Face|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Posted By:||The Legend|
|Date of Information:||05/13/2013|
The Mayhem and I defeated the Bear Yesterday. It was a long day, full of danger. The road to Lake Como is in excellent shape, no snow, and there is snow all around the Lake. The first gulley is still full of snow, but it is soft, slippery, and a post holing pain. The ridge line is in good shape, though still of a few sections of snow, but mostly to be avoided, or really it makes no difference at all. As for the hourglass, it was a loose nightmare. There is still tons of snow in it, with mostly no ice. At the top of the peak, there is still good snow, but it is slippery, and a few times we fell, and needed to self-arrest. It is really dangerous, and good kick stepping has to be done for the entire way down. If it turns cold soon, there might be some good snow climbing left, but if not, the snow climbing season on Little Bear is done. Email me if you have questions.
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