Peak:  San Luis Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Yalegirl09
 Date of Info:  06/11/2011
 Date Posted:  06/12/2011

The trail only had a few snow patches below treeline --- Easily avoidable and I am sure they will be melted this week. Once out of the trees the trail follows snow on top of Stewart Creek. The snow was frozen all day on this section so we did not posthole, however be careful here as once the snow gets softer you could posthole into the creek. On the trail leading to the saddle there were a couple of snowfields to cross with some postholing. The trail to the summit is relatively dry. There was only one snowfield that was impassible... we dropped below it through the scree on the ascent but it's better to stay on the ridge proper on the descent. We brought crampons (I was hoping to climb a snowfield) and ice axes, but never used them. Definitely no need for snowshoes!

 Comments or Questions

Thanks for Posting
06/13/2011 13:08
I plan to climb SL this Thurs. Road in pretty good shape? Great info since not many have climbed it this year. Weather cooperated? Maybe take microspikes instead of crampons?
Chris M


Road etc...
06/13/2011 13:12
Road's in excellent shape! There is a small creek crossing, but nothing huge. The weather was awesome! You could bring spikes, I had them, but never used any traction. I'm sure a lot more snow will be melted by thurs. Crampons would definitely be overkill.


Thanks Yalegirl09
06/13/2011 15:00
Thanks for the update, Yalegirl. I will be climbing this peak later this week too. It's good to know that we can get to it. Thank you again.

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