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thatnissanguyClassic Spring Conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2012

thatnissanguy

We climbed the route a week after over a foot of snow was dumped on it. There was a lot of postholing involved, but Broadway was just spectacular when covered in snow, as was the rest of the couloir. I remember 3 short sections of rotten ice and a final mixed climb up "The Staircase" to the summit. It proved to be our crux of the day. Plunge stepping down the North Face was a real treat as well.
Posted May 24, 2012 2:04 am

Kiefervia Lamb's Slide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2012

Kiefer

An absolutely phenominal route! Some MAJOR exposure along Broadway. Most of the route is a no-fall zone. We had great snow conditions and even used our tools on a short 10' water ice section.
We soloed the whole route even though we brought rope and pro.
Notch Couloir is a CLASSIC.
Posted Apr 24, 2012 11:31 am

noahs213AWESOME!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2010

noahs213

Soloed Lambs Slide and Broadway but got invited to be in a roped team on the Notch. Fairly commiting route once on Broadway. Broadway traverse was hairy with soft snow.
Posted Jun 5, 2010 8:39 pm

shanahan96one big notch in the belt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

shanahan96

handled broadway bettered than expected except for the step-around move. i backed off it twice before figuring it out. the couloir itself was fantastic and i was hauling in order to keep up with dominic. fortunately, there were moments to look around and check out the beauty behind us. the 5th class rock above the notch was wet and quite challenging to climb. mountaineering boots aren't made for tech climbing. oh yeah, the north face descent(draped with snow) was unbelievable.

overall, a day for the ages! a flat-out phenomenal climb!

jamie
Posted Jun 21, 2009 6:07 pm

SarahThompsonGreat route! A fairly serious undertaking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

SarahThompson

Planning for this climb came with a mix of excitement and fear. It ended up being a great experience. Broadway (the part I feared the most) wasn't so bad: the steparound crux was fine, it was the very short (crappy snow/ice/rock) downclimb right before it that was toughest for me with the current conditions (wet, not-so-supportive snow). Notch couloir crux was easy - not really any rock showing but a little ice. Did 5.3ish (but wet) rock finish from Notch to Longs summit. My 5th time up Longs via 5 different routes, more to come.
Posted Jun 20, 2009 10:41 pm

ChrisHunleyLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

ChrisHunley

Incredible route. Wet rock to the summit, so descended via Clark's Arrow to the Loft.
Posted Mar 27, 2009 3:32 pm

IalewisDo the right finish  Sucess!

Ialewis

I have climbed this route on a couple of occasions and highly recommend the rock finish up and right of the notch. Traverse right from the finish of the notch into the first big chimney and wander upward. Expect 2 pitches of ~5.7 rock.
Posted Jan 22, 2008 10:39 pm

smudgewe just got off  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

smudge

Great day with Andy, Fabio and Brian. Spectacular route!
Posted Jun 19, 2007 10:28 am

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