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 Peak:  Snowmass Mountain (14er)
 Route:  West Slope
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  jmanner
 Date of Information:  06/23/2013
 Date Posted:  06/25/2013
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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



Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3Image #4


  • Comments or Questions (1)
jmanner


oppsss     2013-06-25 20:53:35
I goofed the second photo



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