Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  Crestones Traverse
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  dwoodward13
 Date of Info:  09/22/2019
 Date Posted:  09/23/2019
Details

Traversed Peak->Needle. Route up to BHP is ice/snow free. The Red Gully up to the Peak has ice/running water in it, but it does not pose a significant issue. Just be aware when moving from side to side of the Gully. Traverse is ice and snow free. A significant wind increased the pucker factor on the final Class 4 headwall quite a bit. Easy to get off route descending the Needle since we did not come up that way. We descending the Class 3 route. The exit of the west gully to start to head over the rib to the cross over is marked with an orange ribbon on the ground. Having descended both the Class 3 and Class 4 gullies post-traverse now, I actually prefer the Class 4 gully due to the much easier route finding.


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