Peak:  "Massive Green" (Unranked 14er)
 Route:  via Massive
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Eli Watson
 Date of Info:  09/18/2020
 Date Posted:  09/18/2020
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Mt Massive SW Slopes > "Massive Green" > "N Massive" > "North North Massive" > Mt Oklahoma from 10,200' on Halfmoon Rd

Nothing new to report on Massive SW Slopes. Other users have done a good job of detailing the conditions recently. No secret that it's one of the few dry routes in the Sawatch by now.

Ridge to "Massive Green" > "N Massive" > "North North Massive" has less trivial snow to cross. Felt comfortable without traction 12:30 - 1:30 PM in my Mutants but be careful.

Ridge direct to Oklahoma is nothing short of spectacular. Seriously so much fun. Choose-your-own-adventure on the down climbs from "North North Massive" to the saddle low point. Can traverse around on the right if you want to avoid some committed down climbs. Nothing over class 4 in my book but debating climbing grades is all the rage right now. Can get as spicy as you please, but the ridge really lends itself to staying on the ridge crest on stable rocks. Climbing Oklahoma's summit ridge is a buffet of 'choose-your-own-adventure'. Either hang down to the right to avoid real scrambling to ascend snow-pocked class 2 scree and talus, hang left from the saddle low point to keep it class 3 and sneak around to Oklahoma's easier ridge, but true scramblers will feast on the ridge proper.

Oklahoma's standard route descent was the loosest rock I experienced all day.

Alpine tundra is prime time red right now, but the willows are still green even at 12,000'.

An excellent Trip Report for this route can be read here:

https://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=20539

Will upload photos when I get to a full computer.




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