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 Peak:  Mt. Antero (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Yikes
 Date of Information:  12/31/2013
 Date Posted:  12/31/2013
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Solid trench to creek crossing. High winds have been filling in parts of the trench above the crossing, but you can still make out where the packed snow is. I tried a little bit w/o snowshoes near treeline and was sinking in even in the trench, so would recommend bringing snowshoes.
I went straight up the 3rd (last) gully. Snow conditions were very stable (like a green groomed run). At the final road crossing, I went up the road/trail to the plateau and then started traversing to the saddle. Was pretty slow crossing the large talus with very high winds.
From the saddle, the bootpack is still there.
Bring ice axe if you want to glissade the gully. I just walked down with microspikes.



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