|Peak:||Torreys Peak (14er)|
|Route:||West Ridge from Loveland Pass|
|Date of Information:||11/21/2010|
I climbed Sniktau and had a good view of the tuning fork. I thought I would try out the new conditions page and see how this works. The winds above loveland pass are pretty intense. Almost all of the snow on the north faces and west ridge has been stripped off and deposited closer to tree line. The top of the tuning fork was almost completely stripped out by wind. You could climb this peak relatively safely from Loveland right now. Everything to the north of the pass is completely covered outside of the usual windblown areas of Bard and Parnassus. I didn't get a chance to check any of the snowpack that was on the east slopes of Sniktau but judging by the faceting I found along the edge of the cornice the snow could be very unstable for some time.