Guanella Pass

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Re: Guanella Pass

Postby mountaindude » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks for the invite. I'm planning on starting earlier, but who knows. Probably see you either way.
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Re: Guanella Pass

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:50 pm

You can make it if you're stoked enough.
Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall — it's great when you stop. -- Chris Darwin
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Re: Guanella Pass

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:05 pm

yep, easy breezy (from Georgetown).
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Re: Guanella Pass

Postby wildlobo71 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:13 pm

Hey Anna; if conditions continue, the Sawtooth appears to have snow and a little ice on most aspects; didn't look at the trail but if its anything like the Mt Evans trail from the Sawtooth it is easily navigatable. Talked with one climber who told us it took him 2 hours, and the approach to the ramp was his concern, with the ice... didn't sound like it was thick or everywhere, just strategic locations.

We never once donned spikes or even gaitors. The willows were low water and frozen - we walked a section after losing the trail for a bit.

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