|Peak:||Crystal Peak A (13er)|
|Route:||Combo Helen/Father Dyer/Crystal|
|Date of Info:||10/12/2019|
Road has some ice but was easily manageable. Getting through the forest to the grassy slopes of Helen was a bit cumbersome. Once on the ridge the new snow and constant wind made things pretty slow. I did bring micro-spikes and crampons but I never used either for the whole route. The ridge from Helen to Dyer looked pretty dry from a distance, but did have a few areas of ice and snow that forced me off route slightly from time to time. But again, nothing that wasn't manageable. The rest of the route had the typical early season fresh snow but mostly dry if you stick to the exposed rock.
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