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
 Details

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
Monster5

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.


Papillon

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.


MTGOAT72

Nice
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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