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Gannett Peak Climb July 4-8

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Gannett Peak Climb July 4-8

Postby mountainfreak241 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:19 pm

Hey there! I am planning a climb of Gannett Peak July 4-8.

Route is semi-technical, some glacier travel and 3rd class.

Planning leaving Denver Tuesday night or early Wednesday.

Let me know if you are interested!
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Re: Gannett Peak Climb July 4-8

Postby Bethie » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:47 pm

Please post the route conditions when you return (and which route you took!). Hope you had a great trip! THANKS!!
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Re: Gannett Peak Climb July 4-8

Postby ChrisinAZ » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:52 pm

Bethie--I just got back from a climb of Gannett via the Ink Wells route; a trip report is forthcoming. In short, conditions are perfect right now, but I would move on doing Gannett ASAP, as things are melting fast up there and it's a low snow year. The eastern approaches were essentially snow-free to around 12000'. As of June 30, the 'schrund has a very solid and wide snowbridge on the left gully, though it's already open on the right gully; don't know how long it'll last, but my guess would be a few weeks. After these gullies, you can stay on rock and dirt 99% of the time to the south end of the 0.2 mile summit ridge. The summit ridge is virtually entirely a snow route still, with easier flat sections and scarier sidehill sections with some exposure; the last lengthy sidehill before the summit rocks was around 35 degrees. PM me if you have any other questions!
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