Peak:  Mt. Evans (14er)
 Route:  West Ridge via Chicago Creek
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  thebeave7
 Date of Info:  06/30/2013
 Date Posted:  06/30/2013

The section through the willows down low is the standard bushwack, and is very damp. You would do best to not try to keep your feet dry. The scree gully leading up between Spalding and the Sawtooth is snow free and easy footing. The stream is currently flowing almost all the way to the top of the gully. Snow is a non-factor on Spalding or on the traverse over to Mt Evans. The Sawtooth is also snow free, and all snow on the Bierstadt side can be bypassed.

 Comments or Questions

Snow on west ridge?
07/01/2013 18:02
Any snow on the west ridge? I tried this climb a few weeks ago. The snow leading up to the ridge and the marshy willows made it quite unpleasant. Still, great views.


West Ridge
07/01/2013 18:18
No snow of significance on the West ridge. There are a few scattered patches around, but nothing on the trail or that is an issue. The willows are still marshy, but that's more a general fact for the route.

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