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 Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Face / Red Gully
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Nelson
 Date of Information:  07/01/2011
 Date Posted:  07/02/2011

I climbed this on the 1st of July. There was a good freeze the night before and crampons and ax were a must to get up Broken Hand Pass. There are two snowfields in the red gully. I needed ax and crampons to get up but as the sun hit (9 am) it softened quickly.

I climbed the Needle on 7/2. It was much warmer the night before and crampons and ax were not necessary to get up to or down from Broken Hand Pass.

Things are melting fast.

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