|Peak:||Crestone Peak (14er)|
|Route:||South Face / Red Gully|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||04/02/2011|
Continous snow top to the bottom in the gully with the exception of a short (10‘) patch of rock approx. 1/3 of the way up. Once at the saddle, there was snow on the ledges up to the summit that ended about 30 yards from the top.
More info on the approach from South Colony Lakes TH:
Parked near 9,000 and the road was on/off snow for about a mile. Then it was continous snow all the way to SC lakes. Snow/bare spots from the lake up to 12,400‘ and then snow up through the difficulties leading to Broken Hand Pass (bare near the top of the pass). On the other side, snow starts 100‘ below the pass and was continous past Cottonwood Lake and up Crestone Peak.
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