Peak:  Torreys Peak (14er)
 Route:  Kelso Ridge
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  ablocki
 Date of Info:  06/20/2020
 Date Posted:  06/20/2020

I hiked in Friday night and climbed the ridge Saturday morning. Based on previous reports I was surprised at the amount of snow I saw on Torreys at first glance. Safe to say that the rain in Denver on Friday was snow in the mountains. If the ridge was in summer conditions before it definitely wasn't today. Most of the snow before the knife-edge posed little problem. One or two tight turns around rock columns but nothing major. The knife-edge itself wasn't terrible and I would assume after some sun on Saturday it's better now but the final pitch after the knife-edge was pretty sketchy. Looked like I was the first person up on Saturday since I was punching and kicking foot and handholds all while hoping to avoid any sliding. Would recommend an ice axe for that but not sure how long that advice will hold.

1: Torreys on Friday evening
2: Torreys on Saturday afternoon (gives an idea of how much melted during the day)
3: Knife-edge and beyond around 7:30a Saturday

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