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 Peak:  Torreys Peak (14er)
 Route:  Kelso Ridge
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  nmg5038
 Date of Information:  07/01/2011
 Date Posted:  07/02/2011
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Solo'd the Kelso Ridge route today. The route from the base of the ridge until you reach the "Knife's Edge" is nearly snow free. There are several places where some little snow has obscured the path. It was so much so, that I got myself into several unwanted difficult class 3+ climbs with LOTS of exposure to my back. Anyways, after you reach the "Knifes Edge," there is a deep snowpack from the "Dead Dog Couloir" It still is running along the "Knifes Edge" all the way to the top of Torreys Peak and is roughly 4 ft in depth along the Ridge. I would highly recommend following the slight boot pack in it (you'll find where my leg sunk).


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