Paintbrush Divide 2017

June 24, 2017
Ice axe and good mountaineering boots recommended.  Crampons may be necessary in some conditions.  Mountaineering experience and knowledge of the proper use of an ice axe required for safe passage.  Use the winter or south bowl route if ascending Paintbrush Divide.  On the Cascade Canyon side, be alert for hazardous snow gullies that are undercut by water or ending at cliffs.


Paintbrush Divide from the east - 6.24.17
June 10, 2017 
A spring snow storm last night deposited up to a foot of snow above 10,000 ft. New avalanche hazards exist.
June 4, 2017
Almost 100% snow.  Ice axe recommended.  Crampons may be necessary in some conditions.  Mountaineering experience and knowledge of the proper use of an ice axe required for safe passage.
May 14, 2017
100% snow.  Ice axe recommended.  Crampons may be necessary in some conditions.