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|2015-07-18||Route: West ridge via Willow Creek
Info: Summer conditions. No snow, lots of Mosquitos, lots of big horn sheep. Great views of the Crestones and KC/Challenger
|2015-07-04||Route: West ridge via Willow Creek
Info: After doing KC/Challenger, I made a risky decision to charge up Adams at 1:30pm. The weather was great at the time, but I told myself the first sound of thunder no matter how far away I would turn around. Made it back to camp at Willow Lake before 3:30pm just before it got cloudy. I‘d say perfect timing! No snow on route, willow bashing is minimal, mosquitos are not. The damn mosquitos were even swarming me on the summit!
|2015-06-28||Route: West ridge via Willow Creek
Info: Several passable snowfields in the lower basin and one on the upper ridge near the summit. No special gear required for this. BE PREPARED FOR MOSQUITOES! Cannot emphasize enough, I have never seen swarms like this.
|2014-07-02||Route: West ridge via Willow Creek
Info: Climbed Pt 13546, Mt Adams A, and Pt 13580A from Willow lake. The entire route was dry and wonderful. Serious mosquito clouds from the N Crestone trailhead all the way to the lake. DEET it up.
|2012-01-28||Route: East Ridge via Horn Creek
Info: Re-broke snow covered trench for first 3mi or so. From there broke new trail/trench up to 2nd creek crossing. East Ridge to PT13,325 has low avy danger if you stay on rocks/grass as much as possible. Small avy snow patch just below PT13,325. Adams E Ridge proper is in great condition. Couloir up to summit block looks very sketchy WRT avy danger right now. Recommend class 5 crack on NW corner to gain summit block.
|2011-07-09||Route: West ridge via Willow Creek
Info: Totally dry from trailhead to summit.
|2011-06-25||Route: West ridge via Willow Creek
Info: Very little snow on route and it was easily avoided. Left trailhead @ 5:45, arrived at Willow Lake @ 8:20. Kicked back for a few, had some snacks and left for summit. Reached summit @ 11:25, weather was spectacular. Hung out and relaxed on summit enjoying the awesome views. Followed the route as described by jdorje. Route description and photos are excellent. Thanks! Ground out the hike down Willow Creek trail and arrived back at the trailhead @ 2:30.