|Peak:||Capitol Peak (14er)|
|Route:||Northeast Ridge from Capitol Lake|
|Date of Information:||09/28/2011|
Good to go. Fall leaves are really popping right now! Snow starts in the boulderfield leading up to K2, but is trivial at that point as its low angle and mostly sown between the talus. A couple small low angle snowfields must be crossed with steps already in place. Downclimb off of K2 towards the knife edge is the only worrying section of snow, about 50 feet, but steps have been kicked, and there are always dry handholds when your feet are on snow. The rest of the route is pretty much dry, with one or two places where you step in snow for one or two foot placements, but with steps kicked and good handholds. Tennies are fine. An axe or crampons would not really make any difference at all.