Peak:  North Arapaho Peak (13er)
 Route:  Via Fourth of July TH and South Arapaho Peak
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  Hannah_Madden
 Date of Info:  10/02/2021
 Date Posted:  10/02/2021
Details

Trail up South Arapaho totally clear of snow. Snow starts immediately on the traverse from South to North Arapaho. Was able to do most of the route without any gear but got shut down at the final down climb before the last notch just below the summit. Route describes it as a somewhat exposed class 3 down climb of 50 feet. With the snow that covered it, you would definitely need gear, the amount dependent on your level of risk acceptance. I wouldn't do it without a rope. Winter is here folks!


Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Modest amount of snow in places at beginning of traverse#2#3) Looking back at north slope of South Arapaho#4) Below the most sketchy snow section that we were able to complete, about halfway through


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