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Nez Perce Northwest Couloirs/Face, July 28, 2013

 
Nez Perce Northwest Couloirs/Face, July 28, 2013

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An off route ascent of Nez Perce's Northwest Couloir route


Photos and a video from an off route ascent me and a friend did of the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce. We ended up ascending a satellite peak of Nez Perce, and had to make a sketchy traverse in order to make it back on the normal route. My friend did not feel like making the final moves to the top, so I ended up there alone. We got hit by a thunder storm on the descent and had to huddle underneath an overhang until it passed. All in all it was a pretty crazy adventure! 

Looking down towards Garnet Canyon from the base of the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce
Looking down towards Garnet Canyon from the base of the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce
The Grand Teton seen at first light from the base of the Northwest face/couloirs of Nez Perce
The Grand Teton seen at first light from the base of the Northwest face/couloirs of Nez Perce


























Cloudveil Dome seen at sunrise from the base of Nez Perce
Cloudveil Dome seen at sunrise from the base of Nez Perce
Looking up from low on the Northwest Couloir Route of Nez Perce
Looking up from low on the Northwest Couloir Route of Nez Perce

























Looking down from partway up the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce
Looking down from partway up the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce
The Middle Teton seen from partway up the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce
The Middle Teton seen from partway up the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce

























Looking up from high on a satellite peak of Nez Perce from near the top
Looking up from midway up a satellite peak of Nez Perce, which we thought was the right way up
Looking down from high on the Northwest Face/Couloirs of Nez Perce
Looking down from midway up the satellite peak. This was where we became seriously off route.


























Teewinot above the clouds seen from Nez Perce
Teewinot above the clouds seen from Nez Perce
The Grand Teton seen from halfway up the Northwest Couloirs/Face of Nez Perce
The Grand Teton seen from halfway up the Northwest Couloirs/Face of Nez Perce

























Austin looking down from high on the northwest face/couloirs of Nez Perce
Austin looking down from high on the northwest face/couloirs of Nez Perce. We ended up ascending some pretty serious terrain unroped, because we though we were on the normal 4th class route.

Looking down from a satellite peak of Nez Perce, which we accidentally ascended.
Looking down from a satellite peak of Nez Perce, which we accidentally ascended.


























Looking at the summit of Nez Perce from the satellite peak we accidentally ascended
Looking at the summit of Nez Perce from the satellite peak we accidentally ascended
Looking at the traverse we had to make off of the satellite peak of Nez Perce, to the main summit block
Looking at the traverse we had to make off of the satellite peak of Nez Perce, to the main summit block


























The summit marker at the top of Nez Perce
The summit marker at the top of Nez Perce
Myself on the summit of Nez Perce
Myself alone on the summit of Nez Perce.

























Cloudveil Dome and the South Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with a storm approaching
Cloudveil Dome and the South Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with a storm approaching
The Middle Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with a storm approaching
The Middle Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with a storm approaching


























The Grand Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with stormy weather approaching
The Grand Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with stormy weather approaching
The North Face of Mount Wister seen from the summit of Nez Perce
The North Face of Mount Wister seen from the summit of Nez Perce


























Looking up at the correct route on the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce on the descent
Looking up at the correct route on the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce on the descent
Nez Perce seen from Garnet Canyon on the descent
Nez Perce seen from Garnet Canyon on the descent


























Images


The Grand Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with stormy weather approaching

The Grand Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with stormy weather approaching

The North Face of Mount Wister seen from the summit of Nez Perce

The North Face of Mount Wister seen from the summit of Nez Perce

The Grand Teton seen from halfway up the Northwest Couloirs/Face of Nez Perce

The Grand Teton seen from halfway up the Northwest Couloirs/Face of Nez Perce

Cloudveil Dome seen at sunrise from the base of Nez Perce

Cloudveil Dome seen at sunrise from the base of Nez Perce

The Grand Teton seen at first light from the base of the Northwest face/couloirs of Nez Perce

The Grand Teton seen at first light from the base of the Northwest face/couloirs of Nez Perce

The Middle Teton seen from partway up the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce

The Middle Teton seen from partway up the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce

Looking down towards Garnet Canyon from the base of the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce

Looking down towards Garnet Canyon from the base of the Northwest Couloirs of Nez Perce

The summit marker at the top of Nez Perce

The summit marker at the top of Nez Perce

Myself on the summit of Nez Perce

Myself on the summit of Nez Perce

Cloudveil Dome and the South Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with a storm approaching

Cloudveil Dome and the South Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with a storm approaching

The Middle Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with a storm approaching

The Middle Teton seen from the summit of Nez Perce, with a storm approaching

Looking up from high on a satellite peak of Nez Perce from near the top

Looking up from high on a satellite peak of Nez Perce from near the top

Buck Mountain seen from the summit of Nez Perce with stormy weather approaching

Buck Mountain seen from the summit of Nez Perce with stormy weather approaching

Austin looking down from high on the northwest face/couloirs of Nez Perce

Austin looking down from high on the northwest face/couloirs of Nez Perce

Teewinot above the clouds seen from Nez Perce

Teewinot above the clouds seen from Nez Perce


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