|Peak:||Mt. Princeton (14er)|
|Route:||Winter Route over Tigger|
|Posted By:||Mickeys Grenade|
|Date of Info:||02/04/2012|
I climbed Mt. Princeton on Saturday. I left the Mt. Princeton Road at about 11,000 feet just before the road turns to the right. I put in a trench along the ridge to 11,800. This helps to avoid the avalanche section that the road above 11,ooo takes you into. It took 13 hours to summit and 7 hours to get back to the car. I broke trail the whole way with no help. Snowshoes and microspikes were very useful. Don't be tempted to leave the saddle between Tigger and Princeton on the return trip. It is best to follow your tracks back to the summit of Tigger. There are some steep snow covered talus sections on the descent of Tigger. Going up with microspikes was not a problem. However, on the descent it was dangerous. I had two falls.
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