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Lamb's Slide 

Easy Snow

   
Type:  Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade II
FA: Lamb
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Brent Roaten on Oct 20, 2002

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Headin back from the lake

Description 

Hike in as for the Diamond from the Long's Peak trail head. Lamb's slide is the obvious chute running along the base of the Lower east face. It is separated from the Flying Dutchman by the obvious Glacier rib (left in the photo). The route is 1000 feet of pure alpine fun... expect rock fall and very hard ice or snow. Wear a helmet! Lamb's slide is most often used to approach Keiners, Alexander's chimney or Broadway.To descend you may either rappel the route (not advised) or scramble over easy 3rd class terrain to the Loft. From the loft descend "the ramp" or try and find Clarke's arrow if you want to summit Long's.


Protection 

Rock gear and ice screws could be placed if desired


Toprope Protection 

Not at TR route



Photos of Lamb's Slide Slideshow Add Photo
The Slide with Alexander's Chimney Visible on the Right
BETA PHOTO: The Slide with Alexander's Chimney Visible on the ...
The top of Lamb's Slide, the start of Broadway, the Lower East Face and Mill's Glacier, 7-25-07.
The top of Lamb's Slide, the start of Broadway, th...
From Mt. Lady Washington (12/14/02)
BETA PHOTO: From Mt. Lady Washington (12/14/02)
Nancy Bell on her way to Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Nancy Bell on her way to Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Nancy Bell on Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Nancy Bell on Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
KG following Alan above the Broadway, June 2011.
KG following Alan above the Broadway, June 2011.
Nancy Bell on Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07. <br />
Nancy Bell on Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Nancy Bell nears the top of Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Nancy Bell nears the top of Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Nancy Bell on her way to Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Nancy Bell on her way to Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Nancy Bell near the top of Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Nancy Bell near the top of Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
Alan Angelopelus kicking steps on Lamb's Slide, 6/9/2011.
Alan Angelopelus kicking steps on Lamb's Slide, 6/...
Nancy Bell on Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07. <br />
Nancy Bell on Lamb's Slide, 7-25-07.
One of my favorite ski descents ever, June 9th, 2011.
One of my favorite ski descents ever, June 9th, 20...
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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 6, 2002

Really weird looking photo. It looks like there is a strap or something across the front of the lens?

By Louis Nolting
Oct 14, 2003

Climbed Lamb's slide on 12 October. We started the route around 0800. Kicked steps in solid snow until we got even with Broadway. When we were even with Broadway the snow became a crust about 2 inches deep over good solid ice. Unavoidable. The entire route to the right was also solid ice. Recommend Rope and screws for the upper section of Lamb's. Great fun though ice or no ice.

By Jim Davidson
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Jul 22, 2012

Lamb's slide was mostly icy yesterday, with some thin patches of snow still present.

By Forrest L.
May 28, 2013

What do conditions tend to be like on this in early June? Thx