Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Msbaker
 Date of Info:  07/29/2021
 Date Posted:  08/01/2021

Complete summer conditions. No snow on Broken Hand Pass and no snow in the red gully along the route. We backpacked in from the 2WD trailhead the night before (the road is awful - only trucks/tacomas/and 4 runners were at the 4WD trailhead). We camped near the "Crestone Needle Standard Route" sign (7 miles in), where there is ample running water to refill. We were the first ones up Crestone Peak in the morning (we left our campsite around 4 AM) and had the summit to ourselves with the sun rising. The red gully was manageable and for the most part solid rock. Although, the potential for rock falls is there with enough people in the gully at once. Views were unreal from the top!

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