Peak:  "Electric Pass Peak" (13er)
 Route:  S slopes to S ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  d_baker
 Date of Info:  10/22/2017
 Date Posted:  10/22/2017
 Details

Cathedral Lake Trail approach, split at the sign for Electric Pass.

Aspen area got snow on Friday night, so some snow on trail.

After trail splits from the approach to Cathedral Lake, the trail is/was still visible, but someone had been up there on Saturday. The trail had drifted in above the willows section as I approached the saddle with Leahy & Electric Pass Pk -- mid shin depths. Gaiters were nice to have today!
The traverse across the S face (below the summit) had snow but I was still hitting scree/dirt when I crossed that section.
I didn't have an axe or traction, and I don't regret that decision.




 Comments or Questions
Stratosfearsome

That was me
10/23/2017 06:34
on Saturday up there! Cheers.


d_baker

Ridge direct from the saddle?
10/23/2017 19:07
Did you go up the ridge direct from the saddle, or on the trail across the face to gain the S ridge? I thought about just going up the ridge, but the wind was whipping and the trail across the face gave me shelter from it!


Stratosfearsome

Took the east ridge from Leahy Saddle.
10/23/2017 20:13
Pretty mild on Saturday, sun came out. Fell into sugar to my waist a couple places before I stopped messing around and stayed on the rockier southern side!



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