|Peak:||Crestone Peak (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Info:||06/05/2022|
Did the Cottonwood Creek approach so don't have any info on Broken Hand Pass.
The trail from Cottonwood was pretty well defined. We lost it a bit between where it splits off for the valley between Crestolita and Pico Aislado and where it branches for Cretone Peak and Needle.
The south face was pretty snow free (or easily avoidable snow) until ~13,400. We switched to crampons at that point and kept them on until we hit the saddle. From the saddle to the peak was almost completely snow free (although there were 2 spots that required walking across a bit of snow).
We were out of the Red Gulley by 0900 and I wouldn't want to be there any later. We were starting to posthole in spots on the way down and any later would have been sketchier.
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