|Peak:||Fletcher Mountain (13er)|
|Date of Info:||04/09/2022|
Road is clear, packed snow and some dirt. Initial plan to follow the summer route and/or stay close to the cliffs per the last report, but with a big group to try to avoid steep angled slopes, stayed to the left close to Blue Lakes to gain ridge earlier (see dark blue route on map). The slopes leading up to the ridge were windblown and firm around 7-8am but started to soften up and definitely required some post holing to get to 12,600ft. Bailed at that point due to softening snow conditions & climbing on an east facing slope (evidence of avy on a different E facing slope in the basin). Didn't need snowshoes, my group used crampons for the climb up to the ridge, and I used microspikes and 1 pole.
Gear Used: La Sportiva Nepals, microspikes, extra layers for wind, trekking pole, brought ice axe and crampons but didn't need them.
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