5/11/2007- Matt Primomo climbs and descends the North face of Antero. He claims this as a first snowboard descent and it is the earliest recorded snowboard descent of this route. He named this route the Caddis route after the Caddis hatch of the Arkansas River Check out his TR at http://www.summitpost.org/route/372979/north-face-direct.html .
5/20/2007-Erik Kling and Tom Courtright climb the south ridge and descend the West Face of Mt. Antero.
Tom Courtright climbing the south ridge of Antero , photo by Erik Kling, 2007.
photo-tracks on the West Face of Mt. Antero, photo by Jarrett Luttrell, 2008
photo-Tom Courtright ascending Mt. Princeton with the North face of Mt. Antero pictured in the background. photo by Erik Kling, 2007.
photo- A view of the North face of Antero. photo by Matt Primomo, 2007.
photo- A look down the north face of Mt. Antero. The green line is Matt Primomo's decent line. photo by Matt Primomo, 2007
Antero sits on the southern edge of the Sawatch mountain range. It is well known for its precious crystals. This has unfortunately resulted in roads all over the mountain and much uprooted soil. During the summer this mountain's scars from human overuse are blatantly apparent. Add snow though and all the roads, uprooted ground, dirt bikers, and jeeps that are common on this mountain disappear and you have a different mountain. Many snowboarders and skiers have used the west face as a descent route but the prize line lies on the north face. This steep technical line was probably first ridden in 2007 by Matt Primomo.