Peak:  Savage Peak (13er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Nathan Hoobler
 Date of Info:  06/07/2020
 Date Posted:  06/09/2020
 Details

- Started from the TH at 4:00 am.
- Got a little slowed by the MASSIVE avalanche path in the valley below the lakes. There is a way through, but it looks as though there's been fresh avalanche activity this year, which makes the going more difficult.
- Bottom of Savage Couloir at 6:45 am.
- Perfect snow conditions in couloir. Climbing almost could not have been better. It rained the previous day, which likely consolidated the snow.
- Summited around 8:30 am.
- Descended the northeast ridge back to the valley to retrieve snowshoes.
- Brought snowshoes but didn't use them. There's still a ton of snow but we never postholed enough to feel that snowshoes would be faster.

- Mega-classic couloir route! We encountered some skiers on the the northeast ridge who were eyeing the couloir but they decided to ski a line on the north face instead.



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