Peak:  Pikes Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  mrschaible
 Date of Info:  01/25/2011
 Date Posted:  01/26/2011
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Climbed Pikes Peak from the Crags. Perfect day for climbing with calm winds. Route was easy to follow until treeline when I lost it due to blown snow over the last few days. Made my way up to the saddle and could see the trail up to the summit. No snow shoes required but microspikes were very helpful. Snow was about 4" deep above treeline until the last 300' of the climb when it jumped to 6-9". The last three hundred feet required careful foot placement as you could not see the rocks you were stepping on. Trailhead was driveable by a Toyota Prius.



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