|The route info has "under two hours" given as an approximate time for completion. My estimate would be 6-8 hours.|
|Posted Nov 25, 2002 12:02 pm|
|The Lion Head Winter Route itself is very short - I've done it in under an hour.......it's merely a connector between the Huntington Ravine Fire Road and the Lion Head Trail, which is more avalanche-prone in the winter time.|
I guess I should've clarified that the trailhead to summit takes 4-6 hours....but the actual Lion Head Winter Route takes less than 2. Sorry 'bout that.
|Posted Feb 13, 2004 12:33 pm|
|sewardj||60-70 degrees misleading|
|This description seems to incorrectly imply a 1,000-foot snow and ice climb of 60-70 degrees - a far different proposition than the Lion Head trail.|
An ice axe may be warranted on this route assuming one knows how to use it, but there is almost no "exposure" in a mountaineering sense.
There are a few ledges or steps that might briefly approach 60-70 degrees, but these bits are of almost trivial length.
|Posted Dec 21, 2008 12:19 pm|
|Foreman||Re: 60-70 degrees misleading|
|I agree with Sewardj with particular regard to the 60-70 degree comment. This is a very misleading. I would estimate a sustained slope of around 30 degrees or so on the route in snow where crampon work and step-kicking is rather easy for an intermediate - advanced mountaineer. |
In full-winter conditions, I would say that a classic ice axe is mandatory. Anything more aggressive is overkill and to impress the ladies.
|Posted Aug 5, 2016 2:08 pm|