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May 13, 2011
What's the earliest this route can conceivably be done? I imagine that August is ideal, but I might be moving back east and want to get on this before I go. How much snow would there be in late June? Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
119 points
May 13, 2011
Go to 14erworld.com to get this information Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Joined Jul 15, 2005
206 points
May 13, 2011
Well, Matt Bruton and Micah Morgan did it this last Jan. 29th, so anytime is conceiveable. YDPL8S
From Santa Monica, Ca.
Joined Aug 7, 2003
947 points
May 13, 2011
The snow can add ease the hike. Better foot & hand holds when you can kick them where you want them. I've made some assents in snow that would normally not go without technical gear.

The snow drifts on your way up would be of more concern I believe. Ridges and peaks are wind blown are and provide firm footing.
J. Broussard
From CordryCorner
Joined Feb 21, 2011
81 points
May 13, 2011
Did it July 4th weekend in 2008 and it was no problem. It's a burly 3 days if you start hiking from the lowest parking area. AJS
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 4, 2008
33 points
May 13, 2011
Well I can see it pretty good from my driveway and it's kinda snowy. TONS of really high winds recently, 80 +

I'll get a photo up soon.
john strand
From southern colo
Joined May 22, 2008
2,394 points
May 15, 2011
Thanks guys Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
119 points
Jun 7, 2011
Any of you Coloradoans (Coloradoites?) seen the LB-Blanca traverse lately? Lots of snow up there? Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
119 points
Jun 7, 2011
You will be disappointed in yourself if you don't include Ellingwood Point in the traverse. Timmamok Murphy
From Durango, CO
Joined Sep 1, 2008
132 points
Jun 7, 2011
Austin Baird wrote:
Any of you Coloradoans (Coloradoites?) seen the LB-Blanca traverse lately? Lots of snow up there?


Rock Climbing Photo: LB - Blanca Traverse, 6/4/11.
LB - Blanca Traverse, 6/4/11.

Taken last weekend.
Derek W
Joined Jun 27, 2008
38 points


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