Kuss Peak  
Condition Updates  
Route: Loop: Kuss > Mosquito > Treasurevault
Posted On: 2020-12-05, By: jbealer
Info: 4wd road was snow covered in places but we were able to drive to the parking spots in front of the true off road part of mosquito pass. We took the summer trail up to Tweto wearing spikes, left ice axes and snowshoes in the car. We were passed by some guys later on that broke the rest of the trail, thanks! We followed their tracks and cut up tweto before the gully/saddle section. It was steep, deep snow in stops with loose rocks, 2 of us had poles, 1 nothing, she wished she had her axe with her for support. Those guys headed to Arkansas and we didn't see them again. We continued on to treasurevault, mosquito and kuss, making a loop. The ridge was a mix of rock and deep snow patches that were not supportive. We discussed if snow shoes would have helped and decided based on the bare sections we would have been putting them on and off all day or scraping them on the rock. We suffered with the postholing. Spikes stayed on all day, could have used the axe on a few snow fields. The descent off Kuss held some of the deepest snow all day, be careful of the hiding rock, mosquito Pass Road off Kuss was covered in more snow then expected, we stuck to the outside edge where it was less deep. Overall not bad for Dec, lacking snow for sure, but enough to make everything extra work. Get it while you can! 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2020-09-16, By: sigepnader
Info: Trail is dry up to summit. Steep, loose takes and boulders. Ridge to Mosquito is still covered in snow. Summit is still ugly. 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2020-07-03, By: wildlobo71
Info: Road is clear to the London Mine TH; it's got some depth of running water in places and is more suited for a good 4WD vehicle with clearance. Hiked London Mountain to the saddle of Tweto/Treasurevault before weather came in. Entire loop is clear of snow on trail - lots of good cornices remain and some snowfields but the exit basin between Tweto and Treasurevault is clean of snow, but wet. Enjoy! 
Route: Loop: Kuss > Mosquito > Treasurevault
Posted On: 2020-01-05, By: WildWanderer
Info: Started at turnoff at 12 and 696. 4WD road up to Mosquito Creek was impassable in a vehicle due to ice/snow. 4WD road up to the London Mill and to the London Mine was covered in snow drifts. Snowshoes were helpful, and necessary after passing the London Mill. I'd recommend an ice axe and snowshoes for the road up from the London Mill to the London/Kuss saddle. I don't think I could have done this section in crampons or microspikes. Snow was consolidated after the saddle but I kept on my snowshoes the entire way and didn't regret it. 
Route: Loop: Kuss > Mosquito > Treasurevault
Posted On: 2019-10-01, By: supranihilest
Info: Follow the road from wherever you parked to the saddle of London Mountain and Kuss Peak (formerly "Repeater") then turn west (this is a right turn if you're coming up from Mosquito Creek) onto the ridge. The entire ridge is Class 2 talus with small sections that are less rocky than others. Most of the rock on the ridge is somewhat stable. The summit is obvious since it has a bunch of solar panels and radio equipment on top. 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2019-06-03, By: Taillon75
Info: Skied Kuss. The whole Mosquito Pass Basin is fully covered in snow from the valley up. Great spring corn conditions. Due to multiple avalanches blocking the road to the pass you have to park at the winter spot at the junction. You can maybe park 1/4 after it until slide debris. Walked the road 1/2 mile then skinned. 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2018-05-27, By: jibler
Info: Followed the road off and on up by Oliver Twist lake. Was able to avoid any snow trudging by and large - and was walking on some slopes too. Once on the top - thought I could shave some time off by heading down large snowfield in boot ski fashion - but this was a mistake. Snow got very soft - unable to maintain any stance on it and had to 'swim' back to some rocks on the right to regain the main route down. Party on Garth. 
Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2016-12-25, By: dolfh
Info: Moderate snowshoe from start of Mosquito Pass 4wd road to Kuss Peak E. Ridge. Deep snow along Kuss Peak E. Ridge. Windscoured conditions on the way to Mosquito Peak and Treasurevault Mountain. Recent snowslide .5 mile up Mosquito Pass 4wd road. 
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Route: East Ridge
Posted On: 2015-06-28, By: Greenhouseguy
Info: Had to cross a couple of steep snow fields, but the snow was soft enough to kick good steps in. 

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