Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  jcamacho32
 Date of Info:  05/31/2020
 Date Posted:  05/31/2020
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Dry conditions up to the red gate. Then snow patches 2-3ft deep. the ground got pretty marshy where the plateaus were. once we hit the Crestone peak (standard sign) we rock scrambled up to the shoot. That was all covered in snow up to the saddle. Ice axes not required. Once over the saddle things cleared up for the decent to cottonwood lake and up the hill till we reached the red rock couloir. That was all covered in snow. We did use our ice axes to traverse from rock bank to rock bank. to the summit. Thunderstorms rolled in around 3, don't recommend being up there that late in the day. Rained late afternoon. All in all the track was a little grueling and might be more enjoyable in the summertime when the snow melts.

If the snow melts and someone finds a gopro... near GPS (37.966852, -105.584605) in the red rock valley. I lost it in our snow slide down the valley. If you wouldn't mind trying to return it, that would be awesome. Else, enjoy your mountain loot.



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