Iowa Peak  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: Emerald/Iowa Combo
Posted On: 2020-07-02, By: cdgibbons
Info: Summer conditions. I placed pen/paper in the register. No other climbers. 
 
Route: Missouri to Iowa
Posted On: 2020-06-27, By: Clint the climber
Info: The ridge between Missouri and Iowa is completely dry. 
 
Route: Via Missouri Mountain
Posted On: 2020-06-08, By: wintersage
Info: Entire way from Missouri Mountain's summit to Iowa Peak was dry, with a few small snow patches that can be crossed without traction. 
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Route: Missouri Gulch
Posted On: 2020-05-31, By: angry
Info: Trail is mostly dry to Elkhead Pass. There are a few snowfields to cross, but did not necessitate snowshoes. Made our own route up Iowa first by climbing the rock far right of the Iowa/MIssouri saddle to gain the ridge. Summit register needs pen/paper. 
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Route: Missouri/Iowa/Emerald
Posted On: 2019-09-02, By: madmattd
Info: Descended South Ridge of Missouri on a solid use trail which continued, though fainter at times, to Iowa. Pretty straight-forward descent off Missouri, it looked trickier than it was. Easy tundra descent from Iowa to Iowa/Emerald col. 
 
Route: Emerald/Iowa Combo
Posted On: 2019-07-21, By: WildWanderer
Info: Snow avoidable from Emerald to Iowa 
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Route: Emerald/Iowa Combo
Posted On: 2018-06-21, By: DavidEStaunton
Info: Climbed from Missouri. I summited Missouri at 7:59a.m. and was on top of Emerald at 9:09a.m. Don't remember summit time for Iowa. Easy to get 2 centennial 13ers. The return can Be very interesting though. I returned via Elkhead Pass, and that was strenuous. 
 
Route: Emerald/Iowa Combo
Posted On: 2016-10-22, By: JasonKline
Info: Mostly clear from Missouri Gulch up to junction for Elkhead Pass and Missouri. After that, the loop containing Missouri, Iowa, and Emerald over to Elkhead Pass had many spots with an inch or two of ice and snow. Microspikes would have been helpful on the slippery spots, but the spots were so intermittent that I didn't put on traction. 

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