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 Peak:  Pikes Peak (14er)
 Route:  East Slope
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  ylingli
 Date of Information:  03/29/2014
 Date Posted:  03/31/2014
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From the trail-head to 3 miles up, the trail is completely devoid of snow or ice. From 3 miles to Barr Camp, the trail is a combination of mostly ice and packed snow, with some exposed dirt. From Barr Camp to timberline, the snow-covered trail is nicely boot-packed. Traction devices are highly recommended but snowshoes were not needed. From timberline to the summit, the trail is snow covered and not visible, and route familiarity would be highly advantageous. There are some tracks in various different directions, particularly for the first mile above treeline.

It is possible to summit via the snow-filled gully from the A-frame, although crampons and ice-ax are highly recommended. Be cautious of the avy conditions at the top of the gully, it's steep enough to slide when the conditions are right.



  • Comments or Questions (2)
kman


WHAT, NO PICTURES????     2014-03-31 18:34:46
that's unacceptable!!! HA HA!!! kidding Ling! Good Job on your March summit.


ylingli


LOL!!!!!!     2014-03-31 21:31:11
Haha Larry!!! Pictures are only for my Facebook friends, so you'll get to see them soon! Actually, the real reason why there are no pictures is because I'm still trying to figure out how to load them on this site! Lol!!!



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