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Fair Glacier 

Steep Snow

   
Type:  Snow, Alpine, 1400'
FA: unknown
Season: Spring
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Dec 30, 2009

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Description 

This has got to be one of Colorado's true gems. To bag the Fair requires a full day's approach. Camp at Mirror Lake or push it a little farther and scramble up to Triangle Lake and camp closer to the base of the snow climb. The ski descent can be technical and committing with 40 to 45 snow on the upper glacier, and a crevasse at around 12,200'. This isolated alpine cirque provides incredible scenery.

Location 

Cross the Mirror Lake outlet and head up Cascade Creek. Scramble up to Triangle Lake. Hike around the West side and the route is obvious.

Protection 

Climb early while the snow is frozen and time your descent to catch the corn.


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By Tim Schumacher
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 25, 2011

CONDITION REPORT 
We did this Sunday July 24. The crevasse mentioned in the route description is not there yet, and the snow is continuous and in great condition. We also descended Queen's Way, and the snow there was also nearly perfect. Also, the coulouir up Mt. George is still in good shape. It has the beginnings of a small discontinuity at the base, but you could easily get around it.
By Tim Schumacher
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 7, 2011

This route makes for a very fun, very long day from Brainard Lake also. Here is what we did: Hike up over Apache via Queen's Way and keep going west (stay high - DO NOT get sucked into a gully early on). Keeping just to the south of the ridgeline will get you to the top of Fair Glacier. From the top of the Fair, we skied down to the lake and then skied Mt. George couloir and hiked back up the Fair and retraced our steps back to Queen's Way and Brainard Lake. I think this took around 15 hours or so car to car.