Type: Trad, Alpine, Grade II
FA: unknown
Page Views: 4,667 total · 21/month
Shared By: Furthermore on May 19, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

This is a very good couloir climb in late spring into early summer. When it melts out it becomes a class 3 scramble to the summit. From either Spanish Creek trail head, or South Colony Trailhead hike up to Bear's playground which is a massive plateau/saddle between Kit Carson Peak and Crestone Peak. From Bear's playground traverse around the north side of Crestone Peak until you reach a dominate snow couloir. When you reach the saddle at the top of the couloir, scramble to the right to the summit.

Protection

Just axes and crampons.

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