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 Peak:  Horseshoe Mountain (13er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  sevenvii
 Date of Information:  06/16/2013
 Date Posted:  06/17/2013
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Went up to do Horseshoe via the Boudoir, but the bottom 30-40 feet were melted out and it looked like miserable scree. Instead I opted to do the East slopes route, and then on to Peerless and Sheridan.


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  • Comments or Questions
Dave_W


Thanks, but bummer!     2013-06-17 10:47:07
Thanks for posting this, I was there 2 weeks ago and it was in great shape, but I had lost my gloves on the approach, only to discover the fact once I was about to strap on crampons and start the Boudoir....I figured I shoudln't climb it with no gloves, what a bummer cause it was in great shape then. I was considering going back this next weekend but figured it might have melted out...so thanks for the update!


nkan02


wow     2013-06-17 11:12:26
can't believe how much has melted out. The couloir was in great shape 3 weeks ago! What a reminder that these lines stay in only a few weeks a year


sevenvii


I hear ya     2013-06-17 14:35:39
I was suspicious of it being out based on the recent hot weather spell, but I was also optimistic based on your report from memorial day nkan02. From Hwy 9 at 8:30pm the day before I could see the upper portion of the couloir and was still in...only to be let down at 6:00 a.m. when I finally saw the full line. I made the east face of Peerless into my snow climb. It was 200 feet 35 degree snow average and made my consolation prize snow climb. It took longer for me to gear up for the puny climb then to actually do it, but common sense wasnt on my agenda


nkan02


i am glad     2013-06-17 19:52:54
you got some snow climbing in. Wish the snow would stay longer for climbing and skiing. Oh well. At least this spring season was better/longer than last year's.


GerryRigged


SE sholder     2013-06-18 20:58:51
Do you have a photo of the SE sholder? Looked like it was still continious last weekend.



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