|Peak:||Torreys Peak (14er)|
|Route:||Northwest Face "Tuning Fork"|
|Date of Information:||06/29/2011|
Climbed the left branch of the Tuning Fork on snow to within 300ft of the summit. The last 300ft was pretty loose talus, so the enjoyment factor wasn't too high on that section. The total length of the snow climbing is about 2700ft, but it's melting fast. The bottom 2/3rds was pretty soft snow, so it's possible to boot up it. The top 1/3 was still pretty icy and crampons were very good. The snow was so hard that the ice axe spike wouldn't sink in very far. Probably not too much time left to do this route, before it melts too much.