Peak:  Longs Peak (14er)
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  forbins_mtn
 Date of Info:  09/08/2012
 Date Posted:  09/08/2012

Went up the Cables Route today. Most beautiful weather I have ever experienced on a 14er. Blue skies without a single cloud all day. However, the Cables Route was littered with patches of ice. We all brought our rock shoes, and should have had boots and/or spikes or crampons. it was doable. But definitely added to the difficulty. We could see the ice from the boulderfield. so you should be able to make a smart game-time decision from there.

We were hoping the ice had melted by the time we rapped down. But it was still there and going strong.

 Comments or Questions

the ice
09/09/2012 17:16
I am looking at Meeker via the Iron Gates and going over the knife edge on 9-11; from what you saw do you suppose the knife edge will be ice free after the sun comes up? Thanks.


09/09/2012 22:53
i would think so. the sun was shining and the ice was melting.

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