All Locations > Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Glacier Gorge Tra… > Loch Vale & uphill
M3+ Mod. Snow R
Avg: 3.4 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, Mixed, Snow, 1000 ft, Grade III|
|FA:||Harry Kent, Michael Covington & Casey Swanson 1974. (variation: Rick Strong & John Marrs, 1987)|
|Page Views:||5,109 total · 37/month|
|Shared By:||Greg Sievers on Oct 30, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionBegin at the very highest point of the snowfield and climb a couple pitches trending left toward the ridge. Traverse back right and into a bowl. Trend left then follow the obvious relief toward the upper bowl and skyline notch.
Frozen Spring conditions may be best. Ken Younge & I did it in early April 2002. We were several hours late and post-holed in knee deep slush. Styrofoam type frozen snow would be ideal.