Fitzpatrick Peak  
Condition Updates  
Route: From St Elmo
Posted On: 2020-11-13, By: WildWanderer
Info: The 2WD road to St Elmo was icy but I saw several 2WD vehicles navigating fine. The 4WD road to Tincup Pass was icy and I wouldn't attempt it in a stock 4WD. I wore microspikes until the upper basin, and then snowshoes once I left the road. I did not take the ridge, as it was very windy today and there was a cornice at the access point. Instead I summited by heading up the east face. There were a lot of moose tracks along the road and in the basin. I came across two male moose in the willows on my way down. It was snowing on my descent. 
Route: From Tincup pass
Posted On: 2020-08-05, By: Trotter
Info: Note, Tincup pass is a long, long rough 4wd road. Takes a long time, saw tons of ATVs, but very few stock vehicles. Read bergstieigens report, theres a good shortcut to Fitzpatrick that avoids the climb and reclimb of the 12,700 ish 12er along the ridge 
Route: North Ridge via Tincup Pass
Posted On: 2019-12-21, By: supranihilest
Info: The road to Tincup Pass is nicely groomed. From there to the 12er snow conditions are pretty good. I wore my snowshoes literally the entire way up and down, including around the coxcomb ridge prior to the 12er and up the Class 2+/Class 3 scrambling on the 12er's summit pitch. After the 12er is a large elevation loss, then Fitzpatrick's long north ridge. There's some steep areas on the ridge that are all avoidable. I descended the east face, linking less steep areas, which wasn't too bad until the willows. Then it was knee deep postholing all the way to the road. I thought it would never end. Definitely not an ideal route down - maybe go back up the ridge to the large shelf below the 12er, then to the pass. It'll probably take longer but you'll avoid the willows which were among the worst I've ever experienced. Axe and spikes not needed (you may want them for the scrambling up the 12er) but floatation is mandatory. 
Route: From Tincup Pass
Posted On: 2019-08-24, By: Flyingfish
Info: Dry from the pass to the summit 

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