|Peak:||Crestone Peak (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||10/01/2011|
Conditions for the Crestone Traverse (Peak to Needle) were great. Some snow up Broken Hand Pass towards the top. The Red Gully had some water running down it, but avoidable. Descend in the Red Gully more than you think to start the Traverse. There are cairns for most of the way leading you. Use other trip reports from here for directions. We thought the final 100 feet was more difficult than the short 4th or 5.2 class sections by the black gendarme. Beware of a little loose rock during the final 100 feet!
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