Peak:  Bull Hill A (13er)
 Route:  Black cloud approach
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  B_2
 Date of Info:  02/20/2022
 Date Posted:  02/21/2022
Details

'Cleared outĚ a parking spot at Black Cloud TH, which was plowed in. (Be prepared to also get stuck in the sugary snow and have ability to traction/dig out.) Very low snow levels, had to boot most of first 600 vert in woods. Cut skin track several miles to above tree line. Some powder below tree line mixed with frozen and sun crusted drifts. Everything above tree line is firm, or frozen solid. Skinned to around 13K and booted straight up last 700+ On mix of snow ice rock. Crampons not necessary but would be safer on final pitch of 35-40 deg. This cirque and drainage will probably be very dangerous after the fresh snow. So maybe this report is pointless, heh. Happy trails!


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