|Peak:||Pearl Mountain (13er)|
|Route:||From \"Oyster Peak\", Northeast Ridge/Slopes Descent|
|Date of Info:||05/17/2020|
The ridge from "Oyster" is largely snow covered but in good shape. There's one short section of Class 2+/Class 3 down climbing on typical loose Elk rock along the ridge to the saddle but everything else is Class 2. The remaining ridge up Pearl has some narrow, exposed snow but nothing too terrible; an axe would be prudent, and maybe microspikes depending on comfort. The upper ridge is dry rock. From the summit we descended northeast down the ridge a bit then cut northwest down mixed rock/snow slopes and finally into the open northeast slopes. Nothing of real concern there. The remaining flats back to Greg Mace Peak (which we attempted; still enough soft snow to prevent an ascent) were snowy and soft. Lots of postholing. Descending the road was a nightmare.