peakhugger wrote:And here's a look at Granite from the top of Glacier if anyone's headed that way. The SW couloir still has a lot of snow in it, as of July 30.
jrjas12 wrote:I summitted Granite via the SW Couloir last Saturday. I didn't use my ice ax or crampons at all for the final ascent (but did use the ice ax a couple times trekking through the lakes). I did not find snow to be an issue at the final ascent but it may depend on the level of exposure you are comfortable with. There were only two small patches of snow remaining. The first is at the beginning of the final ascent but there are rocks you can free climb to the left. The second is at the bottom of the slab, and again, you can free climb the scree field to the left. After you get in the couloir there were only a few patches of snow that are easily avoidable (of course, it's still a tough climb). The summit itself had no snow but was still damn scary. Hope this helps.
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