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 Peak:  Mt. Antero (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  RWSchaffer
 Date of Information:  03/04/2012
 Date Posted:  03/05/2012
 Report

Broke trail to the base of the mountain. Below the jeep road junction, this was nothing more than compacting an inch or two of spindrift in an existing trench. Above the jeep road junction, new trench was needed, never exceeding knee deep (there's a lot of new snow just below timberline). From the base of the mountain, climbed snow, talus, and ridge to the summit (the west flank of the mountain is fairly wind-scoured). Snowshoes and ice axe were necessary, with crampons greatly appreciated for the final stretch of ridge before the summit homestretch.


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  • Comments or Questions (4)
Dancesatmoonrise


Awesome!     2012-03-06 09:09:27
Thanks for the report. We were just talking about this one last night and wondered about the conditions. Thanks so much for posting.


briancolopy

Thank you!     2012-03-09 16:59:11
We are hiking this Sunday so thanks again for the report! It's going to be a great day for a summit.


shotgung


Conditions from Browns Creek     2012-03-15 15:41:53
Thinking about climbing Antero on April 8th. Any ideas of the conditions from Browns Creek or if I will be able to drive in by Brown's Lake? Thanks


RWSchaffer

Browns Creek Conditions Unknown     2012-03-15 16:18:30
Sorry, but I have no idea what conditions are like from Browns Creek. I climbed via Baldwin Gulch. More current conditions for the Baldwin Gulch route can be found in two trip reports that have been posted since I posted my condition report.



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