|Peak:||Torreys Peak (14er)|
|Posted By:||One Sierra Charlie|
|Date of Info:||06/26/2011|
Climbed the Emperor, skied the Dead Dog, skinned back up, skied out on the Emperor. The Emperor Couloir is still very well filled in and is perfect for booting. The upper section remained somewhat icy even when descending at 10:30. The middle and lower sections were corned up nicely on the descent. The Dead Dog was great corn snow right from the summit at 8:00. We entered to the skier's right of the main line and then dropped into the main about half way down. This upper section was absolutely perfect. The lower section of the Dead Dog proper was runneled and littered with rock. Still a decent ski however. It was possible to skin most of the way from the basin back to the summit on the standard route. There is a good bootpack and lots of folks were charging up in tennis shoes. If you plan to climb or ski the Dead Dog, hit it early. We launched a small slide when probing the upper section on our second lap at 10:30. I would plan to be completely clear of it by 9:00 and even then watch for rapidly warming snow on this east face.