Peak:  Grizzly Peak D (13er)
 Route:  Grizzly and Cupid from Loveland Pass
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  codyjh1991
 Date of Info:  05/04/2015
 Date Posted:  05/04/2015
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Climbed Grizzly D from Loveland Pass this morning. It was pretty perfect, I was nervous about the weather because it was super cloudy so I didn't get much of the sunrise I planned for but as the hike went on the clouds made it all the more beautiful.

Pretty perfect conditions for an easy day out there. The ridge was pretty wind blown so for 85% of the hike you could choose to stay on the rocks or hike on good, well packed snow. Went all the way to the last dip before starting the final climb up Grizzly in just boots, then put on spikes. I did have an axe as well because I chose to stay to the sides and climb up on snow, which I think was a good idea. No wind at all. Beware the monster cornices, but they're really easy to spot and avoid. Saw some slide evidence right under one of them. Grays and Torrey's looked beautiful.



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