clmbr wrote:Current Conditions of Clear Creek Route:
Between now and another dump of new snow the Clear Creek route may be hiked/climbed without touching any snow except on the plateau (and that may be avoided). Stay right on the trail all the way to Red Rock (yes the trail is there all the way, just don’t lose it) and then go up the "steep rocks" navigating thorough or zigzagging in between snow patches. No crampons needed at all.
If you desire to traverse the snow slope to the right of the Red Rock, I would definitely recommend crampons, ice-axe and (just in case) self arrest skill.
I think I've finally become tired of this route.
BTW, the toilet paper was in the restroom again after reopening the US Government.
If you climbed Clear Creek a couple more times you could compile all the pics and flip through them and it would be like a time lapse video showing conditions year round.