Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Couloir
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Wentzl
 Date of Info:  09/26/2019
 Date Posted:  09/27/2019

This route was full of ice on Thursday, Sept. 26 BUT I was able to navigate around the ice in trail running shoes. No axe. No spikes. This won't be open much longer this season and I would suggest NOT using as a descent off the Peak. Required significant exploration on the face to the east of the couloir.

Traverse Peak to Needle still summer conditions

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Comments or Questions
Needle Descent
09/27/2019 13:11
Was the needle descent still in summer conditions? Or what did that look like?


09/28/2019 08:07
Needle was in summer conditions. Both from traverse side and dropping down to BHP. No snow or ice anywhere in sight. Nice and warm in the afternoon too. Check out my trip report for more info.

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