Peak:  Savage Peak (13er)
 Route:  Savage Couloir
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Wildernessjane
 Date of Info:  06/09/2015
 Date Posted:  06/10/2015

Tons of snow below tree line still. We got a 2:45 am start but burned up some time bushwhacking through the trees in deep snow. We gave up on looking for the trail in the dark. We didn't have any trouble with the stream crossing via the route we took. The couloir was in great condition for climbing and kicking in steps, though there was a lot of avi debri so I'm not sure how much fun it would be to ski or board. The couloir was in the sun by 5:30 am so get an early start on this one. We descended via the mellow ridge just to the south of the one the standard route goes up because it was mostly dry and we were able to cut off some time.

Comments or Questions
Mike Shepherd
06/10/2015 10:04
I’ve had my eye on that line. Good to hear.

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