Report Conditions Information   Photos  Comments       
2016-09-10  Route: The Sketchy Ridge
Posted On: 2016-09-11, By: Grover
Info: Just a heads up if you are contemplating a summit bid of "Heisshorn": The ridge run to the summit is extremely loose and sketchy. And I mean super loose! You'll need quick feet and quick hands when something breaks free - which will happen. The good news is, the views of the East Fork Basin, including the unique views of Uncompahgre, Matterhorn & Wetterhorn from the northwest are outstanding. Because of this, I highly recommend a visit to the Middle Fork Basin. 
2016-07-13  Route: Middle Cimarron/NE ridge
Posted On: 2016-07-14, By: TravelingMatt
Info: Mostly dry. Necessary to traverse a short but steep snowfield below the col around 12,300', which you can't see until you're right above it. I glissaded it. Snow on ridge does not interfere with climbing. This is a rather loose but fun scramble with a couple catwalk segments on the ridge. Where the ridge doesn't go, stay lower to the left (east). Great views of Uncompahgre, Wetterhorn and Coxcomb. Long approach (~5 miles to col) but worth it. El Punto, on the other side of the col, is a nightmare of loose angle-of-repose scree and dirt with a rather terrifying last move up to a summit that has no good place to stand or sit. 

Return to the main Peak Conditions page

© 2017 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.