Peak:  Mt. Spalding (13er)
 Route:  West Slopes from Guanella Pass
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  Carl_Healy
 Date of Info:  01/29/2022
 Date Posted:  01/29/2022
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Hit this after Gray Wolf today (for conditions up to there see that conditions update).

Heading South from Gray Wolf stayed mostly east of the 30+ deg Slopes but they didn't seem very loaded.
Snow wasn't too deep through the snowfield up to Spalding's North Slopes but pretty soft.
Summit was fine.
Lots of soft snow to post hole through on the way down the west ridge but still not too deep (knee at worst, for the most part.)
Meeting back up with our trench it was softer with the sun hitting it but still workable.
Road still packed hard.



Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Bierstadt and Sawtooth on the way down#2) Spalding Summit


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