Peak:  Mt. Shavano (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  HikesInGeologicTime
 Date of Info:  01/07/2021
 Date Posted:  01/08/2021

Bootable trench to start of steep snow above 11k. Flotation highly recommended from there to treeline, unless you either really like knee-deep postholing for 1000 vertical feet and/or jacked up your ankle juuuust enough that you don't want to risk attaching the weight of a snowshoe to it. Seems worth noting that two of the four of us who were on the mountain yesterday found it easier to plunge-step back down the steep snow section without snowshoes, however.

Stuck to ridgeline for the remainder of route to summit. Snow not completely avoidable, but could stick to rock enough to avoid needing traction. This route does have more loose rock than the standard summer trail; watch your step.

Did not continue to Tab due to wind gusts significantly stronger than forecasted (partner's reason) and lingering exhaustion/general weakness of character following Princeton on Monday (my reason).

 Comments or Questions
Whoop Whoop!
01/08/2021 13:35
So glad to see you up there my friend. Amazing job in such few days!. Get some rest!

Nice report
01/08/2021 16:27
Nice work getting a beautiful mountain in winter.
How close to the trailhead could you get?

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