Peak(s):  Mt. Shavano  -  14,229 feet
Date Posted:  11/30/2009
Date Climbed:   11/27/2009
Author:  BuckytheGREAT

 Shavano - Southeast Coulior  

Climbed with Cara and RC.
Left on Thursday the 26th (Thanksgiving). Hiked up on the Southeast coulior route from Angel of Shavano Trailhead.
We went up too far along the creek and took the east side of the ridge instead of taking the southeast side. This took much longer and we camped at the timberline of that ridge.
Next day, Friday the 27th we went up further on the ridge and left our packs on the saddle of the Angel of Shavano and summited Shavano.
RC and Cara got their first glissading experience on the Angel. Sweet ride down - snow was packed HARD in most areas.
Camped a mile down below the Angel and hiked out the next morning.
Weather was great - clear skies all the way. Cold and windy on the top, as usual. Snow was present but not enough for snowshoes unless you‘re hiking up onto the Angel. It‘s kind of deep in some areas and will need snowshoes hiking up. It‘s possible to use crampons on the Angel right now. Perfect conditions.
My stove was not working well so we were tight on water on the last day.


 Comments or Questions
CO Native

What stove?
11/30/2009 16:16
I‘m curious what stove you were using and if you were using canister fuel?


MSR Internationale
11/30/2009 17:00
I had it for like 15 years. Never had any problems with it. Yes, I was full with white gas. Perhaps it‘s getting old now and the altitude and cold got to it. I should start using my Pocket Rocket more now... just hate using canisters that I can‘t refill myself.


MSR Stoves
11/30/2009 17:27
I‘m sure that if you‘ve had your MSR for 15 years, you‘ve had the opportunity to clean it. I‘ve had to completely dismantle mine and clean the jets in the field. But once it‘s clean again, it rocks. Good luck!

CO Native

11/30/2009 20:12
Don‘t leave your MSR internationale for a Pocket Rocket in the winter. That would be a huge mistake. If you‘ve had it for 15 years though then it probably doesn‘t have the shaker needle that cleans the jet when you shake the stove. You probably just need to clean it and you‘ll be good to go.

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