|Peak:||Torreys Peak (14er)|
|Date of Info:||07/08/2020|
Climbed Kelso Ridge this morning. Departed 5am, arrived on the summit ~7am. Perfect the entire way except for one sketchy crossing just below the knife edge. There was still a slope carrying ice, but luckily someone kicked steps across it when it was soft (so the steps were now frozen). Recommended to carry an ice ax and/or traction if you want to feel extra safe crossing that. I was still able to hold onto some of the rock popping out of the ice for extra security, but a slip on that section would mean a significant fall.
The remainder of the route - rock was good. Steep slopes were filled with lots of loose rock as expected, so I opted to climb on solid rock anytime to avoid rockfall. Heard a number of rocks falling down the sides in multiple areas.
Summit was perfect. Gusty winds, bluebird day. There was a nice chubby marmot on top to greet me!
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