Peak:  Waverly Mountain (13er)
 Route:  East ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  CaptainSuburbia
 Date of Info:  02/08/2019
 Date Posted:  02/09/2019

I started this route at the Clear Creek Reservoir. I trenched out a mostly buried Colorado trail all the way to Waverly's east ridge about 4.1 miles. From the CT to the treeline and the ridge proper it was very slow going working my way through the trees and deep powdery snow.. Postholed most of this way through knee and often waist deep snow. I kept snowshoes on for first half of the ridge as there was still plenty of snow and then switched to microspikes for last mile or so. The spikes worked good the rest of the way except for a few small sections with minor postholing. This is a fun and different way to get Oxford. I just ran out of time because of all the trenching.

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Comments or Questions
Fun to see this in the anow
02/09/2019 19:02
I did Waverly via this route a couple of Falls ago. Yes, a really fun route. Fun to see it with snow cover.

02/09/2019 23:56
If you haven't done it, there's a 13er right next to Harvard from Frenchman creek, and there should be a trench to make it reasonable. It is ridiculous to see Oxford with that much snow. What a winter!

Fun route
02/10/2019 10:37
Definitely! I need to go back and continue to Oxford.

02/10/2019 11:02
Point 13374 I believe. I saw that peak from Waverly and was wondering about it. Thanks for the tip! It looks like a good winter climb.

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