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Colorado Alpine Rock Conditions 2018


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Scott E · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 20

It’s about that time of the year, especially with the low snow year and warm spring temperatures. 

Don Ferris III · · Eldorado Springs · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 175

Ridiculous amounts of post holing to be had in Rocky. Ice cold temps still too. Even the south facing formations are wet and icy. 

Chris W · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 0

I'm thinking about heading up to the Crestones to climb up Ellingwood Ledges in about a week. Anyone have a sense of how much snow to expect up there?

Mike Mooney · · Silverthorne, CO · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 0

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Molly Malone · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Had a friend who was just up on Crestone. Still lots of snow. 

BillyGoatSam jurekovic · · Colorado Springs · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 15

Anyone know what current approaches are like in RMNP to Petite or the Diamond.

Bill M · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Jun 2010 · Points: 317

Diamond last Sunday.

We walked across Chasm Lake and there is still plenty of snow below treeline and drifts here and there above.
Scott E · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 20
BillyGoatSam jurekovic wrote: Anyone know what current approaches are like in RMNP to Petite or the Diamond.

Approach to Petit is pretty snowy past Loch Valle. I brought crampons but microspikes would have been fine 

Mitchell Dalton · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 0

Did the keyhole route on Long's today, May 26. Microspikes and ice axe conditions in the early morning while everything was still hard. But as soon as the snow hit sun it softened up quick and started post holing. Water running beneath ice. 

Justin Skaare · · CO · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 100

yesterday from chasm view wall.  Spot the party on d7.  

Scott E · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 20

Has anyone been up to Spearhead?

Bradi C · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

May 26, 2018. The South Face of the Petit is snow free and nice. The approach is still pretty icy, though, so bring traction if you want to make it easier.

Eliot Augusto · · Boulder, CO · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 60

Has anyone been up to Ypsilon Mtn / Blitzen Ridge?

Patrick Vernon · · Estes Park, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 960

Anybody been up to Mt Evans and know if Undertow, Cary Granite or Good Evans are dry?

Kevin Senn · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2018 · Points: 0

I know this is a rock thread but does anyone know what the Y Couloir on Pikes is like right now?  I’ll be in the area in Mid-June and wanted to give it a go.  Thanks!

Nic Lazzareschi · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 280

Any word on the Broadway Ledge at the Diamond? Trying not to hike through too much snow.

Kevin Pula · · Denver · Joined May 2012 · Points: 20
Nic Lazzareschi wrote: Any word on the Broadway Ledge at the Diamond? Trying not to hike through too much snow.

Scroll up a couple posts.

Johanna Corinne · · Denver, CO · Joined May 2014 · Points: 30

I am looking for any insights on conditions for Hallett Peak. Thank you!

Scott E · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 20
Nic Lazzareschi wrote: Any word on the Broadway Ledge at the Diamond? Trying not to hike through too much snow.

Still very snowy. Crampons are a must for NC 

Nic Lazzareschi · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 280
Kevin Pula wrote:

Scroll up a couple posts.

That’s over a week old. Not up to date. 

Long Ranger · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 121

Lots of snow on Broadway, North Chimney and above Crack of Delight
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