|Peak:||Little Bear Peak (14er)|
|Route:||West Ridge and Southwest Face|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Info:||09/29/2013|
The gully to get up to 12,600‘ has quite a bit of snow and requires micro spikes, an axe is useful on the way down.
The hourglass is covered in loose ice and snow and has a pretty strong stream running underneath the frozen stuff. We ascended the West Ridge Direct and descended the hourglass. I ended up repairing about 5 core shots in the fixed line which is getting to be very rotten. The descent off of Little Bear to start the traverse is covered in snow and very dangerous.
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