Peak:  Fletcher Mountain (13er)
 Route:  Southeast Ridge
 Range:  Tenmile
 Posted By:  durkan
 Date of Info:  04/30/2021
 Date Posted:  04/30/2021

Redeemed myself a week later on a windless day

- Went up the drainage and crested the last incline before the sun hit it (started at 05:45am, earlier would've been better in my opinion).

- Postholing was minimal up to 12,300. Snowshoes were on from 12,300 to 13,500 (might not be needed, but I enjoyed the heel lift and traction on the steep climbs).

- Microspikes and ice axe from 13,500 to summit at 08:20 (Crampons would've been slightly better than microspikes on the summit descent, but not necessary with an axe and downclimbing cautiously)

- Once back to 13,500, I didn't use any of the above since I descended via the grassy ridge just west of the drainage and bowl. Postholing was minimal in the late morning still and back at car by 10:45am

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