We climbed the Southwest Slopes and descended the East Slopes for a fun loop in fog. It was a beautiful day.
2.75 hours to top. windy and cool. great views
Saw some debris from the chopper crash when I was up there last winter.
Loved the route, had to do some postholing but other than that a great day.
Climbed while on a Colorado Outward Bound School class.
I can recall.
sw slopes route is a GREAT alternative...great views..beautiful area!
I loved the steepness of this route and vistas along the way and the fact that we had it all to ourselves. Not even one person around, until we rejoined the standard route of course.
Here's my old slideshow of our hike: Mount Massive via Southwest Slopes
Great and quick route.