Colorado 14er peak questions, condition requests and other info. 14er Trip Reports, Condition Reports
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spadflyer12 wrote:Does anyone have a good view of the Crestones? I'm hoping to do the North Pillar tomorrow, but don't really want to do it with snow or ice on route....
I saw a dusting of snow on the western aspects of the Crestones yesterday while driving by them.
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jdorje wrote:north is probably a bad idea. can't see that area though.
Yeah, we made it up the North Pillar without a problem, but the North Butress had quite a bit of snow on it. We decided that attempting the 5.2 downclimb and 4th class unprotected slab traverse from Northeast Crestone to the main notch in the 25+mph winds with snow on the trail would be a bad idea, so we bailed down to Bear's Playground. Was still a pretty epic climb.