Mt. Daly A

Condition Updates  
Route: Capitol to Ridge Direct
Posted On: 7/16/2022, By: Skimo95
Info: Bored at the house so decided to run up Daly this evening. My opinion is that the ridge direct (after the notch) is the best way to climb this. Stays around 4th class, and never has unnecessary gain. Camp sites were full on a Saturday evening, ditch trail in good shape. Roughly 15mi 4,200' 6.5hr 
Route: East face from W Snowmass creek
Posted On: 5/8/2022, By: SnowAlien
Info: After looking at the East face so many times (very prominent looking peak from Snowmass), I finally skied it. Despite windy forecast it was manageable (climb/ski between gusts). The overnight freeze was poor, so I started postholing by 7.30am. Good thing I brought skins, and managed to skin the middle part to about 12k before switching back to crampons. Snow was soft even above 12k, but fairly strong wind kept snow cool for my 10am drop-off (probably an hour late). Dusty snow/shirt below 11.2k. Approach/exit is heinous. 
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Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 9/29/2020, By: Grover
Info: Dry, no snow. Unbelievable views. Highly recommend. The ridge is a three act play. Acts 1 and 2 involve Class 3 climbing and better than average route finding skills. You stay on the ridge, and when you think you should skirt a spine or spike in the ridge by going around it, you discover it is best to go over it. Act 3 is the Class 2 hike to the summit. 
Route: South Ridge from Capitol Saddle
Posted On: 6/5/2018, By: bmcqueen
Info: Ridge is basically dry from the Daly/Capitol saddle. Lots of loose rock - whether on the ridge crest or bypassing something to one side or the other. 
Route: South Ridge from Capitol Lake
Posted On: 6/22/2012, By: AndYouSeeMe
Info: Route completely snow free. 1st third is class 3 without much elevation gain, 2nd third is class 3 and steep, final third is class 2. Skirt first obstacle to the West, go through Window, skirt, second obstacle to the east. After that, 99% of the time the best bet is to stay ridge proper to avoid the loose stuff. 

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