|Peak:||Torreys Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||06/23/2013|
Kelso ridge is almost entirely dry except for a short couloir crossing right before the knife edge/Dead Dog (10 yards). It is fairly steep, so I kicked footholds and self-belayed with the ice axe. I couldn‘t imagine not using an axe as a slip would likely be fatal. You might be able to find a dry workaround by sticking to the ridge proper, but I can‘t vouch for that. There is also a little snow right after the knife edge, but it is not steep, and there is a boot track heading up - had the axe out for that but didn‘t really need it. (ETA: just read the PC Reports below...maybe there is an easier way to get across the couloir either by sticking to the ridge or going around to the right instead of the left).