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Aaron JohnsonFabulous!

Aaron Johnson

Voted 10/10

Your description and excellent photos accompanying really had me conjuring up a very clear impression of the route in my head as I read it. Sometimes a great (and perhaps possibly dangerous) route needs a detailed description, and this one certainly fits the bill. You wrote the thing as I would have written it. This is a great mountain, made even more so by your excellent description of the route. Great photos, too. I usually don't vote on photos, but I did on a few of these, especially if they provided good route info in the captions. Well done! Thanks a bunch!
Posted Oct 25, 2006 12:36 am


Voted 10/10

I thought your route description was great! It was a great guide for my groups first time up the peak. There was only place where we got off route. Once we exited the couloir for the second time we ended up further west (eventually summiting on the west peak) in search of the stable blocks and gully you spoke of. It would almost be a better to tell people to look for the dirt path to the east that follows the top of the wall lining the couloir you exited. We did discover this path on our way back much to our elation. Thanks for the sweet trip log and your pictures are great.
Posted Sep 10, 2007 2:53 pm

Michael HoytRe: Great!!

Michael Hoyt

Hasn't voted

Thanks for the compliments on the description. I took your advice and made a few working changes to the route. I hope it reads better.

How many in your group? Everyone from Missoula? When did you climb?
Posted Sep 10, 2007 6:27 pm

M@Re: Great!!

Voted 10/10

We were a group of three guys from Missoula. I'm a chemistry student at the U and Gerald Olbu is one of my profesors. We went out this Sunday armed with your route description, and a napkin map Gerald had drawn me. Getting off route at the top made for a few tense moments with large commitment, but all in all the trip was fantastic. Do you have any advice on how to find the slab sneak on the way back?
Posted Sep 10, 2007 9:03 pm

andrewmayerCouloir Direct

Hasn't voted

In the late spring/early summer with adequate snow in the couloir, the out-and-back diversion on the slabs can be skipped and the chockstone in the couloir climbed directly (if there is adequate snow for it to still be mostly buried). Crampons and an axe necessary.
Posted Aug 30, 2014 8:35 pm

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