Peak:  Ice Mountain (13er)
 Route:  Refrigerator couloir
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  PeakSixTD
 Date of Info:  05/26/2020
 Date Posted:  05/27/2020
 Details

Summited ice mountain via the fridge yesterday. Very little snow for first couple of miles. After apostate basin turn off the snow is sporadoc but sometimes deep. Its been pretty well tracked, hit it with a good freeze and the going is easy. Route finding to basin was easier than expected. Took the pencil couloir to gain the upper basin, totally solid. This is avoidable by skirting slopes on the other side of the basin. These were icy on my descent, id go with the couloir if you have ice axe and crampons. Fridge was in good shape. Pretty solid the whole way but not so solid that it felt at all sketchy. Small barrage of rocks let loose on my descent, fortunately below my position. Probably would have been avoidable but still not good to see. Warm temps coming so gauge these conditions and make your decisions accordingly.



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