Owen-Spalding 2018

August 13, 2018
OS is snow free. Ice axe and crampons are not needed. Be aware of the potential for icy conditions and verglas in the early morning with any recent precipitation.

July 12, 2018
The Owen-Spalding is melting out quickly. Expect wet rock and avoidable sections of ice and snow. An ice axe may still be warranted for approach and descent from the summit.
 Owen Chimney Photo taken 7.4.18
 Belly Crawl Photo taken 7.4.18 
Double Chimney Photo taken 7.4.18
July 1, 2018
Expect full winter conditions on this route - snow, ice, verglas, and cold temperatures. Skill and experience in mixed winter climbing required for ascent and descent.  Recent ascents as of June 25 described "mixed climbing requiring at least one axe and crampons."

Photo taken 6/25/18, below Owen Chimney

Photo taken 6/25, Owen Chimney

Photo taken 6.22.18
Conditions between Lower and Upper Saddle