Peak:  Pikes Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  nicholasblee
 Date of Information:  06/08/2013
 Date Posted:  06/10/2013
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Crags Route (6/8/2013) - One of the lower stream crossings is covered by snow. You can either walk across on the snow (which I did) or theres a good detour through the bushes. A few more snow crossings before the final pitch but nothing really worth noting (nothing deep or exposed and you could walk around some of them if you wanted to). The trail on the final pitch is still pretty much covered in snow but you can avoid a lot of it by bouldering most of the way up. Definitely no spikes or axe needed.


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  • Comments or Questions
kman


Nice Pics!
06/10/2013 22:26
Seems like I'm always on the East slope (Barr Trail), but may have to change it up and get over to those Northwest slopes!


nicholasblee

@Kman
06/10/2013 22:20
@kman, this was the first time I had ever hiked that route. Like you, I'm usually on Barr Trail. It was a nice change.



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