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Gannett Peak Late August...Best Route?

I'm planning a Gannett Attempt somewhere between 8/21-8/26. It looks like a case can be made for both the Southeast Couloir Route and Gooseneck Gully/Bergschrund Route. Any guidance as to which route may be more advisable, given the current conditions? Or just in general, which route is typically better in late August? Thanks!
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Granite and Borah Peaks - Aug 25th-Aug 31st

Three of us are driving into the Cooke City area Sun evening Aug 24th and plan to do Granite Peak via the SW Couloir route. Our plan is to hike up to one of the high lakes on Mon, summit Granite on Tues and return to the high camp or all the way back to the trailhead depending on weather and strength of the group. We will then head over to Idaho, camp near the ...
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Norris Traverse beta?

A group of four of us are looking to trek the Norris Traverse in GNP next month. I've had mixed success following Edwards' routes so I'm wondering if anyone here can give more up-to-date and precise beta on this particular route.

Can strong hikers/backpackers with Class 3/4 climbing abilities suss out this route relatively easily? Are their any serious crux/pitfalls Edwards doesn't mention we should be aware of?

Based on research and map study my ...
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Lost Twins Cirque

Got into the Lost Twins cirque in the Bighorn range last weekend. Was scouting a route that diagonals a 1500ft face. Hadn't been feeling good at all for a few weeks prior but still managed 15 miles in 5hrs 45mins. This year has been slim pickings with a long vacation back east, moving, and a few rounds of sickness!
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ganet peak ganet peak

Hey out there, I have plans to climb Ganet peak in wyoming, how difficult it is at the end of august? I've been thinking about taking the longest route. How hard and what type of gear do I need? How is the snow at that time of year? Thank you!!
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knife point glacier, indian pass - Wind River

if I were to cross indian pass from east to west, how much of a difficulty is ascending knife point glacier ? crampons n ice axe mandatory, or can I conscientiously kick step up it in my boots w/ a hiking pole ?
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Granite Peak SW Couloir Condition 2014

Want to create a thread for folks to update the SW Couloir (Sky Lake Approach) condition for summer 2014. We are going to attempt the SW route Aug 9-11. Would appreciate updates on general route condition and snow/ice condition in the chute.

Thanks,
Alex
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Wind River Texas Pass Conditions

I will be leading a backpacking group soon through the Winds. We want to go up the northern slope of Texas pass to get into the Cirque. Has anyone heard of conditions or been over the pass recently? I would not normally care about the conditions and just bring the appropriate gear for myself but I do not want to supply crampons and an axe for the whole group. Are the current conditions so that ...
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Gannett and Granite in september ?

we're looking to go for Gannett and Granite this summer ...

our team of five has a common open window of dates in mid-september ... kind of late season for these peaks ?

friends have said that Gannett's bergschrund should be wide open ("impassable") by then ... and that we might experience snow on Granite's final approach (not enough to place pickets, but enough to make the final climb kind of unhappy meal) ...

some ...
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Top 4th class Wind Rivers climbs

I'm doing a few days of 4th class to low 5th in the winds July 18-20. Outside of the cirque, what is some of your favorite concentration of this type of climbing? I'll be solo, unless someone decides to join me, so I'm trying to decide on a good central place. I know Titcomb basin has a high concentration but with my limited time I'd like to avoid the trek in.
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