Peak:  Longs Peak (14er)
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  forbins_mtn
 Date of Information:  09/08/2012
 Date Posted:  09/08/2012

Went up the Cables Route today. Most beautiful weather I have ever experienced on a 14er. Blue skies without a single cloud all day. However, the Cables Route was littered with patches of ice. We all brought our rock shoes, and should have had boots and/or spikes or crampons. it was doable. But definitely added to the difficulty. We could see the ice from the boulderfield. so you should be able to make a smart game-time decision from there.

We were hoping the ice had melted by the time we rapped down. But it was still there and going strong.

  • Comments or Questions

the ice
09/09/2012 17:16
I am looking at Meeker via the Iron Gates and going over the knife edge on 9-11; from what you saw do you suppose the knife edge will be ice free after the sun comes up? Thanks.


09/09/2012 22:53
i would think so. the sun was shining and the ice was melting.

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