Peak:  Savage Peak (13er)
 Route:  Savage Couloir
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  falcon568
 Date of Info:  06/14/2015
 Date Posted:  06/14/2015
 Details

Thanks to Wildernessjane for the earlier condition report, it played a key role in selecting this route. The stream crossing off the 4WD TH is a pain, not a lot of options with current insane amounts of water, I opted for just wearing an extra pair of boots with my pants rolled up and forging across. 0240 start, got lost twice before deciding to forget the trail and go with map and compass. I didn't have a hard freeze, so snowshoes were a must. Snow conditions on the couloir were ok with a near-freeze. The route's definitely in, but a little softer snow that I'd like to see due to the warmer temps. This made the direct exit somewhat sketchy. There's a pseudo cornice before the couloir top out that puts the angle around 70 degrees if you go up and over. With soft snow, not the best conditions. Still passed the water test, but I definitely wouldn't want a later start.



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