Peak:  Mt. Bancroft (13er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  nickle
 Date of Info:  04/20/2019
 Date Posted:  04/20/2019

Bancroft via the east ridge is looking great. Snow is firm enough to support but soft enough to kick good steps. No cornices on the east ridge, decent coverage up until approx 100 yards past the notch, past that it is mostly dry. The 5.easy headwall out of the notch is free of snow.

The rap anchor into the notch is bomber - 2 good looking pieces of webbing, each with a burly rap ring. Get out there early! Once past 10am or 11am the snow starts getting soft enough to worry about.

Photo #1: The 5.easy headwall
Photo #2: Snow ridge heading towards the second crux
Photo #3: Shot showing most of the snow coverage on the ridge. Looking east towards the notch.

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Comments or Questions
Posthole Pete
04/22/2019 13:25
Where did you park for this?

04/23/2019 07:42
Steuart road is fully snowed in, we parked at the junction of Steuart and Alice roads.

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