Crestone Peak

Crestone Peak Trip Report (#10376)

We climbed Crestone Peak via the NW couloir on May 24th, 2002. We were hoping for a great snow climb but a crappy snow year for the Sangres left the couloir in a pretty ugly state. Solid, wet ice stretched between very short distances of decent snow climbing. The ice forced us to front-point the loose rocks on the sides of the couloir. Once we reached the summit we decided not to bother with descending our ascent route and descended south down the south couloir to Cottonwood lake and back over Broken Hand pass to camp. The south couloir was a nice, solid change from the NW couloir.

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