Lower Exum Ridge 2017

September 2, 2017
No axe or crampons needed to access route.  Climb is dry.  Remain cautious of recent precipitation and colder temperatures that may cause verglas.

July 5, 2017
Axe, crampons not needed to access the route, though useful for Upper Exum and then definitely needed for the descent off the summit down the OS.  

July 17, 2017
Lower Exum is completely dry. 
Steep, firm snow on approach to Lower Exum

June 15, 2017
Recent snow storms have left behind rime ice and wet rock on this route.  It will take a few days of sunshine before this route comes back into shape.  The approach to the Lower Saddle and base of the route still requires an ice axe and/or crampons.