SE Ridge via Pierre LakesPosted On:
2017-10-30, By: StratosfearsomeInfo:
Via Snowmass Creek TH. Easy crossing on a logs towards Pierre Basin. Intermittent snow coverage the whole way to Pierre lakes but less than a foot mostly. Trap doors abound in the boulder fields. White out conditions. Water started to freeze at 12k by Pierre lakes. Had extra socks for bottles. Headed up the SE ridge for 1500ft. Some sugary snow coverage between boulders, light snowfall, loose, balanced boulders made things a little trickier, but mostly straightforward. Visibility about 200ft. Crux class 3+ was covered with snow, glad to have crampons. Never used axe. Rock hopped to the summit. 12 hours car to car.