Peak:  Clinton Peak (13er)
 Route:  South Slope
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  dcruz654
 Date of Info:  05/10/2020
 Date Posted:  05/10/2020

Road clear to parking at reservoir. Snow starts as soon as you leave the parking, but don't bother skinning. There are several water holes you have to navigate around (ie pic1) and the road is an utter mess until you leave the woods (about once you're underneath "east northstar").

Continuous snow from there to summit if you want. I brought my splitboard but ended up booting car to summit, the snow was super firm at 530am.

Imo Clinton is past it's prime for a ski. Unless you're taking the East chute that pops out east of the summit, the terrain is bleh and the effort isn't worth it. I ended up dropping off the summit 400' towards mcnamee before switching back to booting up. Snow was still very very firm at 9am. Booted up McNamee, skiid ridge towards traver, booted up that, skiid down Traver's SE face all the way back to the road.

530am start, 7am wheeler lake, 9am Clinton summit, 10am mcnamee, 1030 traver, noon back at car.

Photos (click for slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

North face chutes
05/10/2020 22:59
are much more interesting. Highly recommended


South slope
05/11/2020 08:18
pretty avy safe on that south slope?

S slope
05/12/2020 00:17
The south slope was bulletproof this weekend (@8am). You can also avoid snow and take rocks up instead. If you look at my third picture you'll see rocks going almost all the way to the summit


S slope
05/12/2020 07:18
Looks awesome, thanks!

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