|Peak:||Little Bear Peak (14er)|
|Route:||West Ridge and Southwest Face|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Info:||05/18/2013|
Still spring conditions on Little Bear although the snow is deteriorated quickly. The north gulley is filled with great snow, the first half of the West Ridge is snow free and the latter half leading to the hourglass is still covered in snow. The hourglass is still snow filled, but there are some icy sections just above the narrowest section. Above the hour glass it is a mixture of snow/rock and the snowfield leading to the summit was in great shape. I agree with the previous conditions report that self arrest skills mandatory, no snowshoes required.