Peak:  Little Bear Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Nelson
 Date of Info:  07/07/2013
 Date Posted:  07/07/2013

I sumitted today via MW Face, a magnificent route if you follow the route. If you follow the "Nelson Direttissima" it is more of a challenge. I was on top at 8:30 and the weather was already coming in. Because I am just back from sea level, I was not moving fast enough to beat it on the traverse.

I elected to descend the standard route and found it very loose and wet. There is no way to descend without dislodging rocks of all sizes. Because of the daily rainfall, there is a stream running full blast down the middle. The rope is short and useless.

Of my four descents of the standard route this was the worst.

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