|Peak:||Snowmass Mountain (14er)|
|Date of Information:||06/23/2013|
I went up the west slope route Sunday. There is still plenty of snow in the gully/couloir, which is bullet proof both on ascent and descent, crampons and an axe are a must. The S-route clear of snow, except on the entry point. I included a few pictures of the west face/slope and on the slope. Glissading the slope on descent is not currently possible and frankly it would seem pretty crazy!
Pic one:about a third of the way up the slope looking up on descent
Pic two: looking down from towards the top of the slope ~13,900 ft
Pic three: looking at the west face from across the valley at ~11,800 ft in the AM
Pic four: slope in the afternoon
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