Peak:  Longs Peak (14er)
 Route:  Cables/Keyhole/Loft
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  JohnWilliams
 Date of Info:  08/28/2011
 Date Posted:  08/29/2011

Cables route, along with many technical routes on the Peak are very wet from a hail storm on saturday the 27th. Cables was a waterfall. This could dry out quickly

Keyhole route still clear and dry, although this time of year things can change quickly. Watch for low temperatures on the mountain to determine if ice exist or if snow fell instead of rain.

Loft route is very dry under the homestretch but gaining the ledges under the Loft one must scramble up several hundered feet of slabs (class 3 or 4) on climbers left (south) of snowfield, or hike up the snowfield. Ledges are soaking wet, take care on this section.

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