Peak:  Teakettle Mountain (13er)
 Route:  Black Gully Direct
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Wyoming Bob
 Date of Info:  05/06/2012
 Date Posted:  05/07/2012

Climbed Teakettle on Sunday, 6 May 2012. Road open to within 100 yds of 4WD T.H.; road 50% drifted parking to start of climb; start to upper basin is avoidable snow; upper basin hard a.m. neve; 80% snow line to top of Black Gully, B.G. had 20 ft. of water ice band in a.m. with snow coverage on one side; B.G. to Sandy Gully was solid neve a.m. and noon; upper snowfields were solid neve in a.m and posthole soft nearing noon, 75% snow; summit tower had snow to ridge line, then dry to top. No flotation needed on our climb.

Trip report link for photos and narrative.

 Comments or Questions

Conditions section?
05/08/2012 04:25
This deserves to be in the TR section. Looks like a good time. Also, I was just going through your report on Traver the other day. Thanks for the idea - I'm going to try a (potentially illegal) variation for McNamee and Clinton.


Good stuff, Bob
05/08/2012 05:11
Glad you were able to gain a tough spring summit. Dallas and Teakettle this time of year (any time of year, really) has a ”maalox weekend” feel to it. I think we crossed paths a few years back on Lackawanna. I wish you luck and a safe journey on the final 9.

And I agree with monster5 wholeheartedly. This should be a TR.


05/08/2012 12:58
I always enjoy your reports, thanks. Looks like a great climb.

Wyoming Bob

Appreciate the thumbs up!
05/09/2012 01:05
Thanks to all of you for the thumbs up on the TR, I'll take your compliments and post a TR for those interested. M5, I'll forward a photo (b.t.w. I'm Mn '84); Papillion, you are right on, you were headed up that nice snow slope as we descended; MTG, I'll have a parallel report for Dallas in a day or so.

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