Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Mt. Gilbert N. Couloir Conditions?

Regional discussion and conditions reports for the Golden State. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the California Climbing Partners forum.
 

Mt. Gilbert N. Couloir Conditions?

Postby saltlick » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:35 am

Anyone taken a gander at the north side of Gilbert this week? Looking at a mid-Sept bid for iciness...

And for those more familiar with autumn alpine ice conditions in the area - fair to assume that conditions in N. Couloir of Gilbert match V-Notch conditions pretty damn close?

Your expertise is most appreciated.
User Avatar
saltlick

 
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:08 am
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Thanked: 5 times in 4 posts

Re: Mt. Gilbert N. Couloir Conditions?

Postby Kahuna » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:11 pm

The middle 2-300' section of Gibert's Couloir has been gone for over a month and half now. Highly advise to stay away as the upper section has a tendency to break off at times and plummet down onto the lower section when these conditions exists.

- The TRIAD's are ok but have a 30 foot high (vertical) shrund opening at the bottom.

- Moyner is in at the bottom-middle but dissipates to nothing as you ascend up high near the chockstone crux.

Below is a shot of the TRID's & the middle section of Moynier taken three weeks ago....
Image
Kahuna

 
Posts: 396
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:43 am
Thanked: 153 times in 105 posts

The following user would like to thank Kahuna for this post
saltlick, tb00957

Re: Mt. Gilbert N. Couloir Conditions?

Postby Bob Burd » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:54 pm

From two weeks ago:
Image
User Avatar
Bob Burd
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 4115
Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2001 10:42 pm
Location: San Jose, California, United States
Thanked: 471 times in 239 posts

Re: Mt. Gilbert N. Couloir Conditions?

Postby Burchey » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:15 pm

Any recent pics of the V-notch or the action on North Peak?
Burchey

 
Thanked: time in post

Re: Mt. Gilbert N. Couloir Conditions?

Postby aran » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:45 pm

N Peak right couloir looked great from the ridge this weekend. The other two are only in about half way before rock takes over. You can see the right couloir in the distance in this shot.
User Avatar
aran

 
Posts: 99
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:40 pm
Location: berkeley, California, United States
Thanked: 4 times in 4 posts

Re: Mt. Gilbert N. Couloir Conditions?

Postby aran » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:47 pm

Damn, didn't upload. Anyways, it's all there, 'shrund no issue. Enjoy!
User Avatar
aran

 
Posts: 99
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:40 pm
Location: berkeley, California, United States
Thanked: 4 times in 4 posts

Re: Mt. Gilbert N. Couloir Conditions?

Postby Burchey » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:05 pm

aran wrote:Damn, didn't upload. Anyways, it's all there, 'shrund no issue. Enjoy!


Thanks for the update - was curious about the middle one - only white to halfway?
Burchey

 
Thanked: time in post

Re: Mt. Gilbert N. Couloir Conditions?

Postby Kahuna » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:31 pm

Taken Sunday after playing on all three.
Image
Kahuna

 
Posts: 396
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:43 am
Thanked: 153 times in 105 posts

Re: Mt. Gilbert N. Couloir Conditions?

Postby Burchey » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:52 pm

A5RP wrote:Taken Sunday after playing on all three.
Image


Vielen Dank! Was checking out your #1 Left Couloir page the other day - was debating on heading that way or maybe the V-notch. These real-time condition pictures are priceless for we maggots who live so far away.
Burchey

 
Thanked: time in post


Return to California

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.