|Peak:||Fletcher Mountain (13er)|
|Date of Info:||10/20/2012|
Road dry to dam. Minimal snow up to the first basin; a little bit of ice in the creek bed. I inadvertently took the left fork leading to a steep gully instead of heading to the slope at the back of the basin. The gully started with steep loose dirt and rock, but quickly turned into a steep snow climb. Snow was hard enough to kick good steps (took two kicks for each footstep). Near the top, I exited onto a small crappy dirt/rock knife edge. I was separated from the upper basin by about 30 feet of loose dirt, downsloping crumbling rocks with a 300+ foot drop below. There was a steep snow slope on the other side on my perch, but it was pure sugar. I tried a few times to find stable rocks to climb the final slope, but decided the slope wasn‘t trustable. Downclimbed and headed home. Saw two guys heading up the normal route at the back of the basin.