I climbed the Crystal Couloir on Mount Evans north face and descended the northeast face for a real quick alpine fix. This was a fun route that I had been wanting to try for some time. I got up at 4:00 and was back home by 9:30. Although it ended up being more driving than climbing, I still enjoyed the morning. The wind was really whipping at Summit Lake, but I decided to give it a shot since it was a really short climb. The snow conditions were near perfect with my crampons biting into the snow nicely. I only post-holed or broke through a thick crust occasionally. The steepness wasn't too bad, but enough to keep you on your toes. I found it interesting that the couloir to the left of Crystal Couloir was actually a lot bigger. This was definitely the line that people had been skiing as opposed to the Crystal Couloir which is fairly narrow. My round trip time was 2 hours and 10 minutes.