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Snowfield Peak/Neve Glacier

TH to camp: 7:37
Camp to summit: 4.37
Summit to camp: 2:50
Camp to TH: 4:20

Camped on the east ridge of Colonial at 5970 ft. Very pleasant camp site with 4-5 existing stone sheltered tent sites. This time of year there was even a little lake as water source.

The ascent of the glaciers were straightforward. We had previously heard of several parties having trouble with route finding on the summit block. We managed to find a quick and relatively simple route to the top. Join the west ridge of the summit block at it's first dry area. Follow the climbers trail until about 8,100 feet. Drop into the gully on climbers left which has an obvious notch at the top of the gully. Scramble the gully all the way to the top. Do not leave the gully. Go through the notch and down climb a couple of class 4 moves. Then from there, there is a class 3 scramble to the summit which can also easily be down climbed.

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