Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  paulbarish
 Date of Info:  12/22/2021
 Date Posted:  12/29/2021

Sorry for the late update! Since the Sangres seem to be the safest place to play right now I figured better late than never. On Dec 21 I hiked in and set up camp at a bench near a big boulder around 11,200'. There was a creek with running water nearby which saved a lot of snow melting! The was some fresh tree fall getting up to that point but overall easy travel, used snowshoes the last 1,000 vert before camp. The red gully was super dry and safe with some hard packed snow. I also summitted Northeast Crestone and East Crestone. Both dry and straight forward. The downclimb to approach NE Crestone was easy class 4 probably. NE Crestone felt straightforward and with routefinding was able to keep it at class 4ish as well, maybe a hint of 5th but its hard to say with heinous wind lol Hope this is helpful for someone! Pics will be added once I figure out how to do that.

Comments or Questions
12/30/2021 12:35
Great job! Would love to see pics if you figure out.

12/31/2021 14:44
Would be wonderful to see your photographs.

12/31/2021 15:22
Did you approach via Cottonwood Creek or South Colony Lakes?

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