Peak:  Wetterhorn Peak (14er)
 Route:  East Face
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Nelson
 Date of Info:  04/07/2012
 Date Posted:  04/07/2012

The east face is in and it is epic!

I left my camp at 5:20 and summitted at 10:40. There is virtually no snow on the ramp or in the summit pitch. You cannot ski from the top. I dropped in below the prow and managed good corn.

Two caveats:

1). Corn changes from day to day . Wind and warmer temps in the forecast will make a difference.

2). The Hanson road is closed at Nellie Creek. This means an extra six mile walk each way unless you do what a lot of people were doing and go around the closure to the right. These people were getting up about .4 miles to 10,100 on the North Hanson road on the day I was up there so you would only have an extra two mile walk. Things are melting fast and I'm sure you will be able to go much farther soon.

A trip report with pictures will follow.




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