bobpickering wrote:Gee, when I soloed the middle couloir, I measured it at only 45-49 degrees. The left one comes in at 40-42 degrees.
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WOW! Look at #2 in the middle. Looks like it goes all the way to the top. First time since '06. Might just have to run over there next week and have a go at it. It is the steepest of all three btw. A consistent 65 to 70 Degs. But, gets bombed much more than the other two.
Just a note, with this being the heaviest snow season on record for the area, don't expect it to melt out in order for the layered Sierra Bullet Ice that lies below all that neve, to come about this season. The sun's angle is dropping and no longer affecting these couloirs.
The Chief wrote:Vitaliy M. wrote:Seems like those get the ice a lot earlier...I remember them being all ice last year in September.
That is because they are east facing.
All three of the N-Peak Couloirs are north facing.
bobpickering wrote:Yes, Chief, I climbed the whole couloir, went around the south side to the top of the right couloir, and climbed the class 3 rock to the summit. I measured the couloir several times with a slope gauge. I never found anything over 49 degrees. If you look at jmcc's photo, above, the three couloirs appear to be about equal in slope. The middle one is the steepest, but only by a few degrees. I climbed some hard snow, some ice, and a little bit of crappy rock partway up.
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