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 Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Face / Red Gully
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  blues311
 Date of Information:  06/26/2011
 Date Posted:  06/26/2011

I climbed Crestone Peak today. The Red Gully has two long stretches where crampons and an axe were necessary. In areas where there was no snow, water was running down the middle and for the most part I stayed to the left of it. Attached pic is the gully from the notch at 14100.

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  • Comments or Questions

Crampons     07/01/2011 13:22
I'm seeing some mixed reviews on the suggestion for crampons. We do not own them and have hiked in a lot of snow. Is the snow avoidable if we're willing to climb above it, knowing this would involve more technical climbing? I also hear that if the snow stays softer it can be climbed in heavy boots. Thoughts?

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