|Peak:||Ellingwood Point (14er)|
|Route:||North Ridge via South Zapata Creek|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Info:||09/28/2020|
Just finished climbing Ellingwood and Blanca from South Zapata Creek. Even with the warm weather the upper half of C2 is still holding snow. As the previous post indicated C2 is getting no sunshine as well as the ridge leading to Ellingwood is snow free. We used micro spikes to gain the ridge. You could possibly gain the ridge without micro spikes if you hugged the rocks to your right but it would be risky and so much easier to climb C2 with snow and traction. See attached photo looking down C2.
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