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 Peak:  Mt. Shavano (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  James Scott
 Date of Information:  06/05/2011
 Date Posted:  06/06/2011
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I did Shav Tab today- standard route going up and the angel glissade on the way down.
It's doable without any snow gear, but that's assuming that the snow has began to soften in places- especially the traverse on the Tab side. There was a stretch just below timberline going through a few snowfields that I really wished I'd had my ice axe, because the snow was very hard, and the kick steps were not perfect.
We did glissade down, at around 11:00, and it was fantastic. I do recommend not glissading with cotton pants that already have a hole in them. Didn't get the feeling back for several hours. What a ride, though! A couple people in the group snow climbed up the angel, and really enjoyed it.
No pictures- left my camera battery charging at home. Doh!




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