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North Couloir Mt Arkansas - condition?

Postby Niederbayer » Sun May 20, 2012 11:30 pm

anyone who can tell me what hte conditons are on North Couloir - Mt Arkansas - still worth to go or is the snow mostly gone?
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Re: North Couloir Mt Arkansas - condition?

Postby Monster5 » Mon May 21, 2012 5:46 am

It was in a week ago. Fully and probably still worth it. Start early - bit of wet slide activity.
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Re: North Couloir Mt Arkansas - condition?

Postby Niederbayer » Mon May 21, 2012 9:35 pm

thank you! will give it a try in a couple days
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Re: North Couloir Mt Arkansas - condition?

Postby Sarah Simon » Tue May 22, 2012 1:02 am

Niederbayer wrote:thank you! will give it a try in a couple days


Please keep us posted re: conditions! Thanks! -Sarah
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Re: North Couloir Mt Arkansas - condition?

Postby Monster5 » Tue May 22, 2012 4:57 am

By the way - here's a pic from one week ago. The past week has been partly cloudy. The choke is a bit bare, but the rest is in. Recent ski tracks also. Well consolidated and gets soft early.

Also, my camera bit the dust, so I had to darken it ridiculously in order to make it look okay.

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Re: North Couloir Mt Arkansas - condition?

Postby Niederbayer » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:49 am

there was a nice big sign at the parkig spot that showed that the access route is within private property of the minign company - so no climb
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Re: North Couloir Mt Arkansas - condition?

Postby chicagotransplant » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:41 pm

I think you can still climb it, the road crosses private land, but eventually gives way to public and the peak is on public land. There signs on the road are more bark than bite, I think if stay on the road in order to access the public land they allow it. We climbed it in spring with no issue and there were people working at the mine road that parallels the road we were on.

If you are worried, contact the mine. I know people who called the mine to find about climbing Bartlett and despite being denied access (they are blasting that peak), the mine personnel were very nice and cordial to talk to you. I am sure they can confirm or deny my assumptions about the road.
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