Fair Glacier [Suggest Change]
Avg: 4 from 3 votes
|Type:||Snow, 1400 ft|
|Page Views:||2,223 total · 22/month|
|Shared By:||Kirk Miller on Dec 30, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Description [Suggest Change]
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 [Suggest Change]
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 [Suggest Change]
Climb early while the snow is frozen and time your descent to catch the corn.
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