Peak:  Torreys Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  SLKRR
 Date of Info:  07/12/2011
 Date Posted:  07/13/2011

Standard route is almost entirely free of snow on the lower sections. There are just a couple of small snowfields to cross and lots of wet and muddy ground. Several streams cut across the trail, and it is good (though probably not essential) to have waterproof boots. The trail over to the Grays-Torreys saddle cuts across a large snowfield. It is slushy and can be crossed without any special gear, but I found poles to be very helpful. Above the saddle, the ridge is entirely dry. Didn't climb Grays, but the switchbacks up the East Slopes appear completely dry as well.

Comments or Questions

Conditions in couloirs?
07/13/2011 21:12
Sounds like a good trip, I skied tuning fork on 6/18 and there was still about 3' of snow on top of Torreys. Did you get a chance to look at the conditions of any of the snow routes?


other routes
07/14/2011 00:29
We saw a couple of people skiing down from the saddle, and there were some fresh snowboard tracks on Dead Dog Couloir, but I didn't see anybody attempting it. I had been hoping to try out Kelso Ridge, but my climbing partner is not a fan of exposure, so we went by the normal route. Kelso ridge looked pretty dry overall, though there might be a small snow field below the summit where it meets Dead Dog.

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