|2016-10-30||Route: West Slope
Posted On: 2016-10-30, By: RyGuy
Info: Route and peak are almost totally dry. Just a few small snow patches in the shadows.
|2016-09-30||Route: West Slope
Posted On: 2016-10-02, By: JasonKline
Info: Clear of snow.
|2016-06-16||Route: West Slope
Posted On: 2016-06-16, By: CSchoick
Info: Mostly dry, crossed a 3 short snow fields, probably avoidable. Snow is not deep, and crossings are in a flat area. Trough near top is dry. Nice afternoon to get up there.
|2013-10-19||Route: West Slope
Posted On: 2013-10-19, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: Could still drive to Boreas Pass, but the road was packed snow from the winter closure up. Sugary, slippery, snow. From a couple of inches to thigh deep postholing. The route to the ridge looked windswept, but the snow was definitely a big factor. Did not use snowshoes, hiking poles were a must (but I‘d forgotten mine), microspikes would not help in the sugary snow. And the winds...check the forecast...absolutely miserable. Tough way to get this fairly short peak.
|2012-05-22||Route: West Slope
Posted On: 2012-05-22, By: TravelingMatt
Info: From Boreas Pass, the trail is flat and runs to the north for a few hundred feet before forking at a ditch. Left fork is a better trail and had less (no) snow. You may lose the trail as it ascends towards the Bald/Boreas col (Black Powder Pass) but the surrounding terrain is easy. To ascend Boreas, start heading up several hundred feet before (west of) Black Powder Pass and ascend grassy areas between willows on the right and steep, unpleasant scree along the ridge line to the left. Eventually the ridge flattens out and becomes grassy, and it is easy to stay on the ridge to the summit. There were two ~80‘ snowfields on the ridge, and I postholed once on each of them. True summit is at the southern end of the massif and has a windbreaker and register nearby.