|Peak:||Mt. Antero (14er)|
|Date of Information:||06/06/2011|
There are mixes of snow and dry trail. I decided to go straight up a chute with micro-spikes and axe (still necessary for this climb). Took me roughly 5 hours to summit from TH (at 38.7100 -106.2443). On the way up, I avoided the switch backs and went straight up a chute. Here is a video of that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OYamsd-Cx4 . I spent a lot of time after reaching the south ridge (where you see a sign for Mt. Antero Trails again) debating which way to go and a lot of turning back because of the snow. It was much easier route finding on the way down since you could see the clear areas. To avoid snow, just stay high on the ridge towards Antero, but be careful as there is some exposure (not bad). I have posted some images to show conditions.
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