|Peak:||Torreys Peak (14er)|
|Date of Info:||09/11/2020|
Attempted Torreys Peak but only made it as far as Grizzly before the wind got so bad and the visibility was very limited. Wind was sustained 40-50 mph with wind chill below 0. I will assume that the conditions are similar on Grays and Torreys.
Snow was drifted in places, crusted on top but soft underneath. Small patches of ice were avoidable, brought spikes but never felt the need to put them on. Wore gaiters and goggles as well which both proved to be necessary today.
With the inevitable melt off, ice and mud are both going to be problems in the coming days before the route will be dry again. Highly recommend bringing traction for the next few days at least. Gaiters proved useful today and layers. Basically prepare for early winter conditions if going out this weekend.
Photos taken between Grizzly and Cupid
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