Front Range alpine rock conditions


Justin Skaare · · Boulder, CO · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 90

@altonR -- Saw you guys up there.  We were fiddling with the loose block on D7.

From our view, the second raps from Chasm view were still buried in snow.  Crack of Delight was gushing.  North Chimney is probably the only reasonable way up to Broadway in current conditions.  

D7 was mostly dry, with some light spray from above, and I think most of the routes on climber's left side of the Diamond are probably in, but traversing Broadway in current conditions requires caution.  

Timothy Nooney · · Denver, CO · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 45
Max Niebergall wrote:

Does anyone know what the current conditions are on Hallet Peak? 

Hallett Peak is good to go. I just did the c-b last weekend and we had to kick steps and glissade, but it was casual and the snow should be less now.

Kyle Walter · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Kirtis Courkamp, how was the approach up the North chimney?

Alton R. · · Boulder, Co · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 160
Kyle Walter wrote:

Kirtis Courkamp, how was the approach up the North chimney?

Snow 2/3's of the way up. Very soft on Sunday in late morning and we had to bail out right onto rock lower then ideal and rope up. Very, very wet in there currently. Mountain boots are probably a good bet (for dry feet all day) for another week or two at least. 

Noah McKelvin · · Colorado Springs · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,015

Anyone been on the black wall recently?

Alton R. · · Boulder, Co · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 160
Noah McKelvin wrote:

Anyone been on the black wall recently?

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/113074119/snow-load-on-evans-black-wall-as-of-06032017

Probably best to pick up skiing, Noah. :) 

Joe F. · · Colorado Springs · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 5

Anyone know how the the approach to Zowie is?

Gold Plated Rocket Pony · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 93
Noah McKelvin wrote:

Anyone been on the black wall recently?

Bump for any recent Black Wall info. Lot-o-snow 2 weeks ago but it has been hella hot since then.

Owen Silitch · · Brunswick, ME · Joined May 2016 · Points: 15

Hopped on the Petite yesterday...conditions were awesome and super dry. I can't say for sure because we never went up there but I bet Zowie is good to go as well

Joe F. · · Colorado Springs · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 5

Thanks Owen

The Blueprint Part Dank · · FEMA Region VIII · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 460

Climbed Direct South Ridge on Notchtop yesterday. Snow was clear from the approach gully and the route was totally dry. However, quite a bit of snow on the climber's trail once it split off from Fern Lake. We seemed to be the first party up that way in a couple days, so route finding across the snowfields was pretty tricky. Flotation wasn't necessary, but a topo and compass sure helped a lot.

Andy.J.Stevens · · Morrison, CO · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 0

Anyone have info on the conditions of the final bit of the approach to Chasm View Wall?

Mitchell Hodge · · Lyons / Fort Collins CO · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 10
Andy.J.Stevens wrote:

Anyone have info on the conditions of the final bit of the approach to Chasm View Wall?

Chasm view approach was in great shape last weekend. Soft snow, and we kicked steps on the last steep snow section. Wall is dry. Looked a lot better than north chimney and broadway that's for sure. 

Andy.J.Stevens · · Morrison, CO · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 0

Thanks Mitchell!

Nodin deSaillan · · Boulder · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 80

My buddy Jon was up at chasm view today and snapped these:

Gold Plated Rocket Pony · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 93

Did Good Evans today on the Black Wall. Route was dry and perfect although the occasional  ice chunks breaking off the wall to climber's left had our attention rapping in. Really only an issue for the rap in near the bottom if using the standard rappel route. Saw some big chunks come off after we topped out around 1pm.

Alton R. · · Boulder, Co · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 160

Dreamweaver this morning. 

Jon Oulton · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

These photos supplement the ones Nodin posted above. These focus on the condition of the Lamb's Slide Couloir, Broadway, just below the keyhole route on the boulder field and the north face of Long's as of 6/22

Ken Duncan · · Ft Collins, CO · Joined Jul 2004 · Points: 2,725

Has anyone seen what the approach/snow looks like to Main Vein on Meeker?

Michael Arriola · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 15

Any updates on Glacier Gorge area? Approach to Spearhead? 

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