"Massive Green"

Condition Updates  
Route: Mt. Massive
Posted On: 2022-06-13, By: CheapCigarMan
Info: Dry. No traction or flotation needed. 
Route: via Massive
Posted On: 2020-09-18, By: Eli Watson
Info: Mt Massive SW Slopes > "Massive Green" > "N Massive" > "North North Massive" > Mt Oklahoma from 10,200' on Halfmoon Rd Nothing new to report on Massive SW Slopes. Other users have done a good job of detailing the conditions recently. No secret that it's one of the few dry routes in the Sawatch by now. Ridge to "Massive Green" > "N Massive" > "North North Massive" has less trivial snow to cross. Felt comfortable without traction 12:30 - 1:30 PM in my Mutants but be careful. Ridge direct to Oklahoma is nothing short of spectacular. Seriously so much fun. Choose-your-own-adventure on the down climbs from "North North Massive" to the saddle low point. Can traverse around on the right if you want to avoid some committed down climbs. Nothing over class 4 in my book but debating climbing grades is all the rage right now. Can get as spicy as you please, but the ridge really lends itself to staying on the ridge crest on stable rocks. Climbing Oklahoma's summit ridge is a buffet of 'choose-your-own-adventure'. Either hang down to the right to avoid real scrambling to ascend snow-pocked class 2 scree and talus, hang left from the saddle low point to keep it class 3 and sneak around to Oklahoma's easier ridge, but true scramblers will feast on the ridge proper. Oklahoma's standard route descent was the loosest rock I experienced all day. Alpine tundra is prime time red right now, but the willows are still green even at 12,000'. An excellent Trip Report for this route can be read here: https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=20539 Will upload photos when I get to a full computer. 
Route: Grand Tour de Massive
Posted On: 2019-07-14, By: TieDye
Info: Please refer to my 2019-07-14 Mt. Massive conditions report for details on "Massive Green". 
Route: Halfmoon Creek Cirque (S to N)
Posted On: 2016-08-30, By: shaunblair
Info: Started the Cirque from the Halfmoon Creek trailhead (Massive's SW slopes route). Encountered KristineL group on one of the last switchbacks before the ridge, they helpfully directed me towards S Massive (thank you, KristineL!). Traversed from main SW slopes route up to S Massive/Massive saddle, then ascended S Massive. Changed directions to then summit Massive, Green Massive, North Massive and the Fryingpan Lakes highpoint. Dropped down into the Massive bowl to intercept the Halfmoon lakes trail back to the trailhead. Status: North facing aspect held several inches of snow, particularly on Green, the rest maybe an inch? (see pic). There were enough rocks poking through to avoid snow traction issues, but be prepared for the possibility. Enjoy! 

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