Peak:  Monumental Peak (13er)
 Route:  Hancock-Monumental Traverse
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  -wren-
 Date of Info:  10/23/2021
 Date Posted:  10/23/2021
Details

Alpine Tunnel TH - Hancock Pass - Peaks - Chalk Creek Pass. Most of this traverse was slow-going because of the 4-12 inches of unconsolidated or barely consolidated snow on the loose talus that makes up the terrain between these peaks. It can often be avoided by staying to the west side of the ridge, and often you can avoid the snow with good footing. The roads and trails leading up to both passes have some gnarly ice on them that warrant microspikes more than the ridge - either way spikes and poles are a good idea right now. Road has some mud and snow but easily passable for a car with medium clearance and AWD.


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