Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  KyaCav
 Date of Info:  04/08/2022
 Date Posted:  04/14/2022
Details

4/08/22
Started from Cottonwood Creek TH. Dry from trailhead until about 2 miles in. Patchy snow from about 2-2.5 miles. Started skinning at 10,200 and skinned all the way to bottom of Crestone Peak's south couloir (a few short booting sections mixed in depending on route finding). Very challenging approach in complex terrain with variable snow depths the entire route.
South Couloir had one unskiable cliff band 2/3 of the way down. Horrendous breakable crust on the upper south face and throughout the couloir. Was still transitioning to consolidated spring pack after most recent snowstorm.



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