Sunset Ridge Route Conditions - July 11th
A climbing ranger patrol scouted Sunset Ridge and photographed it from 8600 feet. The patrol was turned around due to a compatability issue with crampons. The route looked like it was in late-season conditions. Rocky patches along the triangular base of the ridge made the straight-forward ridge climb hazardous due to rockfall. The upper portions (11,000-12,000) looked rocky as well - but a meandering climbing route could manage to avoid rocky patches and stay on snow/ice the entire way up.
-Thomas Payne and Andy "A-Two" Anderson