Peak:  Torreys Peak (14er)
 Route:  Kelso Ridge
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  cougar
 Date of Info:  06/22/2013
 Date Posted:  06/22/2013

Kelso Ridge is dry all the way up to knife edge. A cornice and lingering snow up there limits the exposure to about 3 feet so the pictures don't look as macho. Firm snow with bootpacked steps past the white rocks up to and on Torreys summit. Snow on standard trails up around 13000 ft for Grays and Torreys. Great glissading conditions down the bowl from the saddle. Looks skiable but snow is getting thin. Dead Dog Couloir looks to be melting out fast - upper 1/3 looks ok, the rest seems to be melting out. Other couloirs looked thicker.

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