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Capitol Peak

Postby uwe » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:31 pm

Hi there,

If anybody has word on Capitol Peak conditions as of this past weekend, please give a shout-out.

THank you!

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Re: Capitol Peak

Postby myfeetrock » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:46 pm

Lots of snow as seen from work in Glenwood but melting out. More snow in the forecast for Thursday and Friday. 70% chance
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Re: Capitol Peak

Postby uwe » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:44 pm

Hi there,

Thank you so much for the beta.

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Re: Capitol Peak

Postby beddy » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:49 pm

When I climbed Snowmass ( the next mountain over from Capital)over the weekend, the north-facing slopes along the approach had deep snow. The mountain itself was icy from snow melting during the day and freezing at night. I'd recommend gaiters and crampons.

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Re: Capitol Peak

Postby uwe » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:22 am

Cool.
Thank you for the beta.
Going to pull the plug on this trip.
When doing CMC trips, I use a wider safety margin for wilderness risk mitigation.
Nothing mitigates like pulling the trip. :(
Was hoping to catch 'Indian Summer'.
Early snows seem to have taken care of that.

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Re: Capitol Peak

Postby SilverLynx » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:56 pm

uwe wrote:Cool.
Thank you for the beta.
Going to pull the plug on this trip.
When doing CMC trips, I use a wider safety margin for wilderness risk mitigation.
Nothing mitigates like pulling the trip. :(
Was hoping to catch 'Indian Summer'.
Early snows seem to have taken care of that.

I was hoping for the same, but unfortunately it looks like it's not happening this year.
My Class 4's are gonna have to wait until next summer.
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