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 Peak:  Mt. Evans (14er)
 Route:  North Face Moderate
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  realhillboarding
 Date of Information:  06/04/2011
 Date Posted:  06/05/2011
 Report

The report from 6/3 said it was still transitioning, but we got a good freeze overnight and the majority of the route is now spring corn, although there were a few pockets of winter snow remaining. Snow is patchy between summit lake and the upper bowl, so leave the skins at home, its boots at the beginning and crampons the rest of the way. Sun hit the upper portion of the route around 7:15, but it stayed solid and wasn't ready for skiing until 10:00. The snow isn't continuous from the saddle and requires about a 50-100' downclimb (probably could billy-goat it, but i chose to keep my gear in good condition), and it definitely is not in from the summit.


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