Peak:  Savage Peak (13er)
 Route:  Savage Couloir
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  gmarc
 Date of Info:  05/30/2020
 Date Posted:  06/01/2020

Plenty of snow still in the couloir, although things were a little soft. From our first view of the line, we couldn't tell if the direct exit was still in, so we took a left branch just below the summit. About 50 feet from the top, things got very steep and the snow was too soft for our liking, we were sinking to our waists. Got onto the rock face on the left to top out, which was extremely loose so it made things a bit sketchy. If there are cooler temps or a good freeze, it should help conditions. In hindsight, we should've tried to get a better view of the direct exit as that is likely the better option.

Start early - getting to the base of the climb took longer than anticipated as it isn't so straightforward. Definitely recommend flotation as well, the snow starts pretty soon after the trailhead.

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