Peak:  Homestake Peak (13er)
 Route:  East ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  bergsteigen
 Date of Info:  03/23/2014
 Date Posted:  03/24/2014

Skied the east ridge via a slightly different approach route described before. Got some local beta from the 10th Mountain Hut caretaker as we were starting out (from the lower hut parking). There is parking at the upper lot for a few vehicles, but the road isn't plowed all that frequently, so beware.

Overall, a good safe ski with only a few rocks to carefully slide through near the top. Only one or two meadow stomps on the way out, with a short ski carry up the road.

Very windy & cold conditions near the top froze my hands and camera battery

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 Comments or Questions

04/02/2015 19:45
on a 13er #300, Otina! It's a big milestone. Fun peak to celebrate on, huh?

p.s. We were at Berthoud on Sunday and the winds were whipping on the ridges. I wrote it off as to becoming a wimp a week after winter ended.


03/26/2014 17:09
It was a fun peak, too bad I couldn't really enjoy the summit for very long. It was so warm below, that I didn't layer up until the summit.

Now all we need is some spring sticky, and some stable conditions for some steeper lines!

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