Loose rocky slopes and funky moats near the rock/snow interface on this route have definitely added to the objective danger of this route as the sun continues to shine on the mountain. Definitely no longer 'in-season', this route could still 'go' but not without added hazards.
These photos from May 25 show the Kautz Cleaver to be in good shape. This route usually stays good a bit longer into the summer.
|Kautz Cleaver and Success Couloirs|
|Upper Kautz and Success Cleavers|