Peak:  Rinker Peak (13er)
 Route:  South Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  IHikeLikeAGirl
 Date of Info:  07/10/2019
 Date Posted:  07/10/2019
 Details

Identical to the previous conditions report from July 7th, but just wanted to add my own personal rating system to the avy debris fields. ;)

There are 4 distinct areas of avy debris:
- The first one, kinda sucks, but one can muddle through, but better to leave the trail and traipse through (in a flattish area) away from the creek and then venture back to the trail.
- The 2nd and 3rd really suck, BUT...there is a faint, climber's trail that has been established to heads uphill, near the start of these sections of debris. Keep your eye peeled and you should see it. If you get into horrendous downed stuff, back up and look for the faint climber's trail...or just a better way to get around this, that goes uphill a bit.
- The 4th is just a minor annoyance. Mainly you'll be stepping over knee high debris, that covers the trail.

Also, there is still some snow on the ridge, but it was easy to kick steps into (think Quandary). I did use microspikes, but probably wasn't necessary.

PM me if you want pics of specifics.




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