Peak:  Snowmass Mountain (14er)
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  tmathews
 Date of Info:  06/09/2012
 Date Posted:  06/09/2012

S-ridge is completely clear of snow, but the gullies accessing it are not. We managed to avoid the snow in the gully to the climber's right, but ran into Class 4 climbing. The west face is still holding snow and we did not feel comfortable trying to downclimb it, so we descended the S-ridge. Descending the gully proved to be a challenge, though. Anyone looking to climb the west face might try sticking to one of the ribs rather than on the face itself. The trail is clear up to Little Gem Lake, but there are a couple of snow fields to cross en route to the gullies accessing the S-ridge.

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