Peak:  Savage Peak (13er)
 Route:  Savage Couloir
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  hett
 Date of Info:  05/22/2021
 Date Posted:  05/22/2021

Homestake Road to Missouri Lakes trail head is open and clear. There is one large puddle spanning the road that was navigable by small SUVs. Snowshoes mandatory for approach, and would have been appreciated on the NE ridge downclimb after the couloir but we had left them in the basin thinking the ridge would be wind blown (several sections of hip deep postholing proved us wrong). Snow in the couloir proper was a mixture of conditions but overall good. Cloud cover helped keep things firm-ish enough for upward progress. The L exit appears to be in but was not climbed as we opted for the direct and spicier exit beside the cornice which was thin but in. Gorgeous gorgeous line. Type 2 fun was had in the trapdoor mashed potato snow below treeline.

Photos (click for slideshow):
#1#2#3) L exit#4

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