Peak:  Torreys Peak (14er)
 Route:  Kelso Ridge
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  jenkscolin
 Date of Info:  06/27/2013
 Date Posted:  06/28/2013

Kelso ridge is completely dry until the knife-edge. At the buttress before the knife-edge I stayed left only to encounter steep snow at the top of dead dog couloir. I did not have an ice axe so avoided this steep climb as any fall would be trouble. Instead I skirted the buttress on the right (north) side. This side requires some exposed class 3 moves and then a scramble up loose rock but was entirely free of snow. After regaining the ridge I crossed the knife edge and encountered another 20 yard snow field. This has steps kicked into it and did not require traction or an ice ax. Overall a great climb. Picture one is looking back at the knife edge. Picture two is the view of kelso ridge from the east.

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Image #1Image #2

 Comments or Questions

06/28/2013 17:15
Awesommmmme! I'll be there tomorrow! Thanks for the update!

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