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 Peak(s):  Quandary Peak  -  14,265 feet
 Post Date:  06/08/2011 Modified: 05/27/2014
 Date Climbed:   06/08/2011
 Posted By:  BillMiddlebrook

 Quandary: Cristo Snow Conditions     

Nothing special, just an update on Quandary's Cristo Couloir. The Blue Lakes road is still blocked by snow about 0.6 mile below the end but there's parking available when you get to the snow. The remainder of the road is melted out on the downhill edge, so it's an easy walk (on dirt) up to the dam. Patchy snow from the dam up to up to 12,000' and then continuous snow to the summit.


Climb


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June and lots of snow

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The steepest terrain in the center of the gully, near 13,500'

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Looking west

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Near 13,800'

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Looking south over North Star Mountain, to Mt. Lincoln



On Top


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Atlantic Peak may be the next ski target

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Holy Cross

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Democrat's north face



Ski


A bit firm for the first 500' feet and then corn to the bottom.

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Back into the couloir

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Continous snow from the summit

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Near 11,900'

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The view from the north end of the dam



My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):




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