Peak:  Quandary Peak (14er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Tenmile
 Posted By:  mtree
 Date of Info:  05/12/2013
 Date Posted:  05/13/2013

Quandary was FULL of snow on Sunday. Early morning was fine with just boots...even the final pitch to the summit, but you might want to keep micros handy if you're up there really early. Drifts 4-5 feet deep on the ridge along the summit. There were not alot of folks up there, but half were skiing.

Flotation is a NECESSITY on the downclimb just before re-entering the forest. Lots of folks stuck post holing their way for long stretches. Nasty knee popping terrain.

 Comments or Questions

Avalanche conditions
05/19/2013 23:21
How was the avalanche danger on Quandary? And did you happen to see how Atlantic Peak is looking?


Avy danger?
05/19/2013 23:51
I'm not an Avalanche expert, but conditions seemed low given the warmup. Not sure on the north facing slopes. Didn't see anyone skiing into the bowls. Atlantic looked...well...very, very white. All the peaks looked white!

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