Cronin Pk. - Northeast Face


Sawatch Range - CO

Cronin Pk. - 13,870' 

Northeast Face 


With northerly aspects still being well preserved... thus yet to really corn at high elevations we thought it would be a good time to head for the east face on Cronin Peak. Although the approach up Baldwin Gulch is close to 6 miles we had beta that the approach was well snow covered thus made for an quick and enjoyable exit ski right back to the van.  #Alltime!  

 Gaining Cronin's North Ridge - Kristin

Gaining Cronin's North Ridge - Kristin

With Mount White, Shavano and Tabeguache Peak in the background

 The North Ridge in Route to Cronin Pk.

The North Ridge in Route to Cronin Pk.

The summit and Cronin's Northeast Face seen behind false summit

 Cronin Pk's Northeast Face from Baldwin Gulch

Cronin Pk's Northeast Face from Baldwin Gulch

We ski'd the prominent chute coming off skiers left of summit (furthest back highpoint)

 Mt. Princeton  from Cronin's North Ridge

Mt. Princeton  from Cronin's North Ridge

 
 Grizzly Mountain 13,708' - East Face Chutes

Grizzly Mountain 13,708' - East Face Chutes

 
 Leaving Baldwin Gulch

Leaving Baldwin Gulch

 
 Mt. Antero Looms Behind

Mt. Antero Looms Behind

 
 Our Line from Cronin's Summit

Our Line from Cronin's Summit

 
 1500' of Corn! - Kristin

1500' of Corn! - Kristin

 
 Cooked Corn

Cooked Corn