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The central gully route was still full of snow forcing us to downclimb what otherwise would have been an easy scramble. Mount Baker is in the distance, July 23, 2011.


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Sarah SimonNo likey

Sarah Simon

Voted 10/10

Downclimbing snow that steep would give me the heeby-jeebies! Nice photo. -Sarah
Posted Aug 2, 2011 8:35 pm

gimpilatorRe: No likey


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Thanks Sarah! I have a strong dislike for downclimbing steep snow. Unfortunately this year the snow in Washington has been very slow to melt, so I've had to do this sort of thing more than ever before. -Adam
Posted Aug 3, 2011 12:14 am

Snidely WhiplashDownclimbing Pyramid

Snidely Whiplash

Voted 10/10

Did you have a hairy bergshrund at the base of the pyramid? That's what I remember about our climb. It was really steep, and if you fall, you'd probably peel everyone else on the rope off and you'd all go into the bergshrund. I thought it was pretty scary at times.
Posted Aug 7, 2011 1:48 pm

gimpilatorRe: Downclimbing Pyramid


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Sorry for the delay. Somehow I missed this comment. There was not much of a schrund when we were there. It was only starting to open up on one side. But I can imagine that would be tricky.
Posted May 23, 2014 4:51 pm

magellanGreat picture, Gimpi


Voted 9/10

Why didn't you rap?
Posted May 22, 2014 1:11 am

gimpilatorRe: Great picture, Gimpi


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Actually we did. We made about 3 rappels until there were no more suitable anchors and then we downclimbed the rest.
Posted May 23, 2014 4:52 pm

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