Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  jcrom777
 Date of Info:  09/17/2020
 Date Posted:  09/21/2020
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Broken hand pass was still covered in snow. There are some footprints to follow but even when I relied on those they occasionally caved or gave out. Was up to my knees and hips in snow on a few occasions. Didn't wear micro-spikes on the way up but did on the way down. Glissaded down part of it though I don't know that I'd recommend as the snow melts it's just not solid enough for a proper glissade. Rest of the route is snow free.

Side note: I didn't notice any cairns on the way up red gully but there is somewhat of a trail on the left as you ascend. That said, I think I would have preferred the more solid rocks on the right anyway as the "trail" was loose on the way down and would result in extra steps on the way up. Was nice on the way down though. But for ascent, there's really only one direction to go at that point and it's up. Trying to switchback and relatively pointless.




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