Peak:  Uncompahgre Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Ridge from Nellie Creek
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  wizzer
 Date of Info:  06/07/2011
 Date Posted:  06/07/2011

still lots of snow, but starts softening early with the sun. We started at 3 AM and needed microspikes to climb. Snowshoes would be necessary had we started any later. Nelli Creek road is closed and unpassable after 2.5 miles (1.5 miles short of TH). We chose to camp at the road closed area as we felt packing in would be difficult with the melting snow drifts that cross the road (posthole nightmare). Caution, the log used for crossing the stream is still icy in the morning. WE crawled over the log. Glissading is still possible in the early morning.

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