Peak:  Redcloud Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  DavidK
 Date of Info:  06/28/2011
 Date Posted:  07/02/2011

As in the last conditions report, some shrinking snow fields from around 12,300 to 12,800 that soften by mid to late morning but really are not much of a problem. The biggest issue I had was a snow field covering the standard trail about mid-way from cresting the northeast ridge to the false summit. It was soft early. I tried to avoid it to climber's right but encountered very loose terrain - recommend NOT attempting that way. I descended to the right of it on the way down (climber's left) with better success. No other issues. The snow is entirely avoidable between Redcloud and Sunshine. The final pitch to Sunshine is a little loose but not too bad.

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