After climbing Pacific Peak's North Couloir earlier in the morning, I decided to see if Quandary Peak's Cristo Couloir had any snow left in it. Although I had been on this route just over a year ago, it was on my way home and a relatively short hike so I thought I'd check it out. I wasn't sure what snow conditions would be like at 10:00, but I was going to find out. The snow had softened from what I experienced on Pacific, but it appeared safe. I slogged my way up the Cristo traversing back and forth. By the time I reached the summit, it had begun snowing. I quickly returned to the top of the couloir and worked my way down the snow. A combination of down-climbing and glissading had me back at my vehicle in 3 hours and 40 minutes. The generally overcast weather and cooler temperatures is what probably allowed me to hike this late it the day on snow without much difficulty.