Peak:  Mt. Wilson (14er)
 Route:  Kilpacker Approach
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  ScreeSurfer
 Date of Info:  11/21/2020
 Date Posted:  11/23/2020
 Details

I used Snowshoes from trailhead all the way to the waterfall area just above treeline. Mix of rock hopping and firm snow up to the summit from there. Carried crampons but never needed to use them. Did a hybrid traverse to go over to El Diente along the south flanks of the ridge, staying low towards Mt Wilson, and then finally reaching the ridge proper west of all the difficulties (organ pipes). The north side of the El Diente summit area is holding thigh deep snow, fairly heavy which holds you safely rather than fluffy slippery snow. Descended down tractionable snow pretty directly to the south to regain standard trail at bottom of basin.


Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) First view of El Diente ascending from creek crossing#2) Upper gully Leading to Mt Wilson#3) Looking over to El Diente#4) Rock of Ages saddle and Wilson Peak#5) Looking back to Mt Wilson from El Diente



 Comments or Questions
Will_E

Have I told you lately...
11/23/2020 21:33
...that you‘re my hero?


ScreeSurfer

No...
11/24/2020 13:22
...you're my hero!



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