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 Peak(s):  Grizzly Pk D  -  13,427 feet
Sniktau, Mt  -  13,234 feet
 Post Date:  10/31/2009
 Date Climbed:   10/31/2009
 Posted By:  emcee smith

 Quick pics of Grizzly and Sniktau   

Grizzly Peak / Sniktau

Quick overview of conditions on 10/31/09. There were snow drifts, but most of the way was on solid snow. Except for the shady side of Grizzly, didn't posthole much past the ankles or calf. The snow over to Sniktau was as good as I have seen it, almost no postholing.

On the ridge, heading up to point 13,177' (Cupid) toward Grizzly, looking back on the route down from point 12,915'.
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Looking back on the point Cupid, near the top of the point 12,936'
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Looking ahead toward Grizzly
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On the summit of Grizzly looking back over the route
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Looking down over Grizzly's north ridge
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Coming down the gully about half way up Grizzly. Knee to thigh deep postholing
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Looking up at point 12,936' on the way back. Solid snow
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And a close up of the final push to Grizzly
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Cupid on the way back
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Past point 12,915', looking up at the point on the way to Sniktau. Snow is very solid
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Looking back from the point
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Coming down off the point
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Final push up to Sniktau
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  • Comments or Questions
BillMiddlebrook


Pics     2009-11-01 08:29:19
Thanks!


skier25


Boy...     2009-11-03 01:09:31
That‘s a lot of snow. I wish I was in Colorado.


cftbq


Beautiful     2009-11-08 10:56:30
pictures; thanks. Any problems with parking at Loveland Pass?


emcee smith


Parking at Loveland     2009-11-08 11:29:27
No problems with me parking, but when I got back, they were towing cars that had parked outside the signs. I have heard that they will get people who are there prior to 7am, but don‘t know firsthand.


globreal


Nice pictures!     2010-02-08 21:40:54
Good job! I just did Sniktau Sat. and Grizzly in Dec. Seeing your photos is awesome to relive the moments. My Sniktau was mostly white out conditions, so to see clear day photos is great!

Hope to climb with you soon.



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