|Peak:||Mt. Shavano (14er)|
|Posted By:||James Scott|
|Date of Information:||06/05/2011|
I did Shav Tab today- standard route going up and the angel glissade on the way down.
It's doable without any snow gear, but that's assuming that the snow has began to soften in places- especially the traverse on the Tab side. There was a stretch just below timberline going through a few snowfields that I really wished I'd had my ice axe, because the snow was very hard, and the kick steps were not perfect.
We did glissade down, at around 11:00, and it was fantastic. I do recommend not glissading with cotton pants that already have a hole in them. Didn't get the feeling back for several hours. What a ride, though! A couple people in the group snow climbed up the angel, and really enjoyed it.
No pictures- left my camera battery charging at home. Doh!