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 Peak:  Torreys Peak (14er)
 Route:  Dead Dog Couloir
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  schrund
 Date of Information:  05/06/2012
 Date Posted:  05/06/2012
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Climbed Dead Dog today and descended from the Saddle, here's what the Dead Dog Coulouir looked like today~


Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1



  • Comments or Questions
14ers_and_13ers

Thanks     2012-05-07 22:18:09
Were you able to ski from the summit? Also, were you able to ski back to the parking lot or was the gully melted out?


schrund


No, did not ski     2012-05-08 05:21:08
There was sufficient snow to ski much of the way, but I managed only 100 yards or so. The Colouir would have been the best bet but the snow wasn't the greatest as it was a bit crusty in there. So I opted to descend to the saddle between Greys and Torreys and try that but that was worse. So I descended further over onto Greys and try to ski from there but the snow was bullet proof so I ended up carrying the skis all the way back out. I don't think skiing all the way from the summit to the lot is an option as the snow field up in the basin peters out before connecting with the lower snow below the trail, but there was visible snow that went a long ways still below the trail. I don't have a good report on that as I followed the trail out but one could have skiid further down if the snow had been softer.


baggman

Torreys and Grays?     2012-05-08 12:40:16
I am going to try and bring some friends without microspikes or ice axes to attempt both peaks, do you think it is possible?


schrund


Yes, but     2012-05-08 13:01:54
Yes. I descended all the way from Torrey's summit to the TH without spikes and I suspect Grey's would be doable as well. It was cold on Sunday though so if it warms up there could be postholing to contend with.


theunheardmelody

Help please :)     2012-05-14 11:17:53
Thanks a lot for the update...I am plannin on doing this May 28ish...Do u think we can do it withour ice axes, microspikes and such..i am not a pro hiker so as to speak...I am just worried that i dont overdo it myself...


schrund


Yes     2012-05-15 05:32:51
Yes, I think you will be fine without axes or traction devices. There will be 2 more weeks of melting before the 28th.



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