Peak:  Snowmass Mountain (14er)
 Route:  West Slope
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  jmanner
 Date of Info:  06/23/2013
 Date Posted:  06/25/2013

I went up the west slope route Sunday. There is still plenty of snow in the gully/couloir, which is bullet proof both on ascent and descent, crampons and an axe are a must. The S-route clear of snow, except on the entry point. I included a few pictures of the west face/slope and on the slope. Glissading the slope on descent is not currently possible and frankly it would seem pretty crazy!

Pic one:about a third of the way up the slope looking up on descent
Pic two: looking down from towards the top of the slope ~13,900 ft
Pic three: looking at the west face from across the valley at ~11,800 ft in the AM
Pic four: slope in the afternoon

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3Image #4

 Comments or Questions

06/26/2013 02:53
I goofed the second photo

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