"Northeast Crestone"

Condition Updates  
Route: From Crestone Peak saddle
Posted On: 2022-07-09, By: daway8
Info: Since the gully coming off the saddle between Crestone Peak and East Crestone is kind of tucked away, I wasn't sure if it might still be filled in with leftover snow that would complicate getting over to Northeast Crestone but fortunately it was dry. I can confirm that climbing NE Crestone from the Crestone Peak side is indeed class 4 on mostly very solid Crestone conglomerate (as opposed to class 5 reported from the Humboldt side); however using either the gully (very loose) or the wall along the east edge of it (more solid Crestone conglomerate) to get over there felt more like low 5th class at times. The very exposed ledge just below the summit of East Crestone (class 2 or 3) provides an excellent vantage point to inspect NE Crestone from above before climbing it, allowing you to pick up two 14er sub-summits. 

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