Peak:  Torreys Peak (14er)
 Route:  Dead Dog & Tuning Fork
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  Thevirtualsherpa
 Date of Info:  05/11/2022
 Date Posted:  05/11/2022

Dead dog is very in, so is Lost Rat for that matter.

Lots of debri in DD making a less than ideal descent unless you are willing to gamble to let it warm up a lot.

Tuning Fork is "in" but the east side is almost melted halfway down and the west side requires a few hundred foot downclimb. Dropped around 10:30AM and snow was not very enjoyable. Winds pushed me off the mountain - probably should have let it warm up, a lot more but knew that postholing on way out was going to be all time (it was). Snow was much better up top (2/3 inches of softer windblown snow on crust) but bottom never seemed to warm - icy/chunky and not very enjoyable. Such is spring.

Traverse out to Grizzly Gulch Road is all time suffer fest.

Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Lost Rat and#2) Dead dog#3) Looking down dead dog#4) Kelso#5) Down tuning fork#6) Up tuning fork

Comments or Questions
05/11/2022 19:53
Any cornices on Lost Rat?

05/11/2022 21:55

Lost Rat
05/12/2022 06:10
Not that I could tell - but didn‘t get super close. Added pic

Vacas Valley
Tuning Fork
05/12/2022 09:12
Any pics of the fork?

Fork Pics
05/12/2022 09:45

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