Peak:  American Peak (13er)
 Route:  North Face
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  alpinenut
 Date of Info:  06/01/2014
 Date Posted:  06/02/2014
Details

Attempted to climb 2 different couloirs on the North Face. One at 6:30am and one at 7:00am. Both were too soft (postholing up to our knees) and appeared to have remnants of small wet slides. There is one lookers left of the summit that appears to have shade longer in the day (especially if you stay to the left by the rocks). Maybe if we get some freeze thaw that one would be good. Lookers right of the summit gets sun very early in the day. Looking back at the map that entire face does face slightly E so I guess you need to get up to the summit by 5:30 this time of year.

1st Picture is the N face of American Peak taken from Handies.
2nd Picture shows a closer view with Red Line showing the line with more shade.



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