|Peak:||Cronin Peak (13er)|
|Posted By:||Brian Thomas|
|Date of Information:||03/24/2012|
Did a "Tour de Cronin" on 3/24, up North Ridge and down East Ridge and variation on Antero standard trail. About 1/4 mile after the Antero / Lake Baldwin trail junction just rounding the bend below the base of Cronin's ridge turned right following a ski track (with very minimal postholing on snowshoes) up into the trees. This track ended abruptly at the edge of an ominous looking slope where they had dug a test pit and turned back. Interpreting this that the slope may not be very user-friendly I dropped back and skirted left into thicker trees to make my way up onto bare talus. The ridge was mostly dry and I only put on spikes for the last part of the ridge before the summit. Descent via East Ridge is as described in recent TR and Antero trail at/near treeline very postholey and sloppy...
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