|Peak:||Crestone Needle (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||09/28/2012|
Goal was the ArÍte route, but sketchy weather forced us to do the traditional south face route. There was some snow on broken hand pass, a couple inches, scattered and loose. We opted to not use crampons/micro spikes, as snow was to loose. It was slow going, picking way through snow finding solid footing.
Once over the pass, once we got on the gullies up to the Needle, there was good ice from runoff, we had to work around. It made us find our own routes up to the peak. On the way down it was mostly just running water.