Peak:  Culebra Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Ridge
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  ClimberSkierDave64
 Date of Info:  05/17/2020
 Date Posted:  05/17/2020

We skinned the first 1,000 feet from the upper trailhead before icy suncups made us bootpack to 13,200 feet. We left the skis there and went to the summit which was almost completely clear of snow. By noon the skiing back down the bowl was nice corn snow.

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 Comments or Questions
05/18/2020 09:39
What was the road like getting up to the upper trailhead? I exchanged emails with Carlos recently and he said cars wouldnât be able to get up to 4way or the upper trailhead till early July. Iâm fine with starting at the HQ but itâd definitely be more tolerable if the road is in good condition


Road condition
05/19/2020 09:47
The road up to about 0.5 miles from the upper trailhead is completely dry and it great condition. The last 0.5 miles to the upper trailhead had a few small snowdrifts that were doable for a Jeep Compass 4x4. By next weekend I would guess the snowdrifts will be completely gone. I would imagine even a Subaru should be able to make it to the top.

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