|Peak:||Little Bear Peak (14er)|
|Route:||West Ridge and Southwest Face|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Info:||09/19/2012|
The talus and scree filled couloir up from Como Lake was loose as usual with a touch of veriglass on the rocks. More veriglass discovered at directly down the center of the hourglass. At the hourglass the central ice coating was easily avoided by ascending on the right or left hand sides. Left hand side made the most sense. The rope was in good condition and the two slings of one inch webbing that stood as the anchor were still in pretty good shape. one of the pieces of webbing showed minimal signs of wear. I readjusted the scrap of webbing that acted as the buffer between the two slings and the rock. Now the two slings are resting better on the small scrap of webbing decreasing the rock rub. Sun hit the west ridge and southwest face to burn off the mild coating of snow that fell on 9/17.