Peak:  Coxcomb Peak (13er)
 Route:  Standard
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Stratosfearsome
 Date of Info:  07/24/2017
 Date Posted:  07/26/2017
 Details

Trivial snow on the approach from West Fork Rd. (Wetterhorn basin TH) no need for axe or spikes to reach technical sections.

Some wet and loose rock up the standard South Facing gully to summit ridge but avoidable. 5.2 chimney has a little snow in the back but avoidable, as well. Ridge cleft has webbing for rap but brought my own. 30m rope was sufficient there. 60m would have been nice for descending the rest of the peak. A bit of snow on the North flanks of Coxcomb, below the summit block, if you're trying to traverse high to Red Cliff. (I didn't do it because I had no axe / traction) Good luck! Tough peak but really fun.
Rob



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