Peak:  Crestone Needle (14er)
 Route:  South Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  durkan
 Date of Info:  08/08/2020
 Date Posted:  08/09/2020
 Details

Camped down near and with enough distance from South Colony Lakes. Conditions dry the whole way, minus in the diahedral (avoidable).
Tagged Crestone Needle via standard route. Quite a few people, even early in the morning, so helmets were donned before ascending Broken Hand Pass. Route descriptions were very helpful, though it felt like we did accidentally go too high in the west gully and somehow entered the east gully. You'll realize this quickly and with some more class 2-3 scrambling, you can get back to the standard route. Standard Route is easier to spot on the descent.
Had service to re-verify our weather window for tagging Crestone Peak after, then we went back down to the pass and completed the standard route for Crestone Peak.




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