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North Face Borah

Postby ClimbandBike » Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:20 am

Has anyone been up the North Face recently or have an idea what condition the ice/snow is in?

Is the final chute one traverses to shown in the photo angling left below the summit and finishing just right of it beneath a small ridge? Or is it further to the left out of sight and closer to the east ridge? [Since this isn't my photo I'm hesitant to draw the line I think the route follows and repost it.]

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Re: North Face Borah

Postby Brian in SLC » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:55 pm

ClimbandBike wrote:Has anyone been up the North Face recently or have an idea what condition the ice/snow is in?

Is the final chute one traverses to shown in the photo angling left below the summit and finishing just right of it beneath a small ridge?


Some friends did it a couple of weeks ago and reported great conditions.

And, yes, the route tops out almost right at the summit. Angle left until you hit that final finger of snow that comes up like you've surmized. Probably pretty common to find the final bit of snow at the top the steepest part of the route (can be corniced a bit).

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Postby ClimbandBike » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:39 pm

Thanks a bunch for the info Brian! I was hesitant to make the drive from Portand with no idea what shape the route is in.
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