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Postby Gahugafuga » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:36 pm

^^^ The couloir descending directly from the northernmost summit is the Cold Fusion couloir (see the North Timpanogos page for more details). To the looker's right is a Y-shaped couloir called the Forked Tongue. I skied the Cold Fusion last January and found it to be deceptively large in terms of length and width. The lower gully could be called a couloir although it's very low angle but the upper half is probably 100-150' wide and really more of a snowfield than a couloir. Still, it's one of the most impressive slide paths in the Wasatch.
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Postby lcarreau » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:40 am

AMAZING PICTURES!


In case you're interested, this is what the 'Red Pine Lakes' area looked like in 1976 :


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Postby vanman798 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:37 pm

In case you're interested, this is what the 'Red Pine Lakes' area looked like in 1976 :


Dang, it was purple back in those days.
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Postby Dan Shorb » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:42 am

We explored the west side of the Pfeiff the other day. heres a pic and a link to more.

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http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/550647/a-taste-of-pfeiff-s-west-side.html
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Gobblers Knob

Postby tmartenst » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:45 am

Took a quick trip up to Gobblers Knob in August. It was perfect hiking weather. 54 degrees in SLC and cooler up there. There was frost on some of the plants. Started hiking from the Alexander Basin TH in Millcreek Canyon at 8:10am, got to the top at 10am. Explored a bit at the top and went over to another point to the South. On the way down I spent a good amount of time taking photos (probably an hour total for the whole trip) as the wildflowers were still out and healthy. We got back down just after 12:10pm for a total of about 4 hours. Definitely good to go early. We were the only ones up at the top (saw one person in the early morn but he passed us going down). On the way down we saw about 25 people coming up and it was heating up a bit. A steep trail in the beginning and the end with a brief respite (just less steep) in the middle. Overall, one of my favorites in Millcreek for the diversity. You get steeps, aspen groves, Alexander Basin is beautiful, Gobblers Knob is a prominent peak. 2.5 miles (5 RT), 3100 feet.

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Postby Dan Shorb » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:59 pm

I'm looking for a climbing partner for this weekend in the Wasatch. Ideally doing something I've not done previously, and that is somewhat technical and large. Matt, Brenton, Brian, Alec, anybody with a sense of humor and some skills... because i'd prefer to get toproped up some alpine 5.10 :wink: ......Check out my partners page. Thx.

Something similar to this:

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/550647/A-taste-of-Pfeiff-s-West-side.html
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Postby marauders » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:58 am

d_shorb wrote:I'm looking for a climbing partner for this weekend in the Wasatch. Ideally doing something I've not done previously, and that is somewhat technical and large. Matt, Brenton, Brian, Alec, anybody with a sense of humor and some skills... because i'd prefer to get toproped up some alpine 5.10 :wink: ......Check out my partners page. Thx.

Something similar to this:

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/550647/A-taste-of-Pfeiff-s-West-side.html


Oh, man. I'd love to join you but my wife is 3 days from having our third child. Yaoh! Give me 2 weeks or so I should be back out for some fine fall climbing. I'm even thinking something wild 'n wooly in the Uintas would be fun. The east face of Reids Peak looks like it might hold some fine, moderate lines. Have a good one, and post some pics!
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Re: Gobblers Knob

Postby marauders » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:59 am

tmartenst wrote:Image


I love this pic! Fall colors and morning frost...the two best things in Sept/Oct. I'm ready to see the seasons change.
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Postby PocketsOfBlue » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:02 am

d_shorb wrote:I'm looking for a climbing partner for this weekend in the Wasatch. Ideally doing something I've not done previously, and that is somewhat technical and large. Matt, Brenton, Brian, Alec, anybody with a sense of humor and some skills... because i'd prefer to get toproped up some alpine 5.10 :wink: ......Check out my partners page. Thx.

Something similar to this:

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/550647/A-taste-of-Pfeiff-s-West-side.html


This one caught my eye a while ago:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/utah/w ... /105967655

I can be free on Saturday. I'd also be willing to go to Lone Peak or Big Willow, or the Bell Towers for that matter:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/utah/w ... /105739569

Let me know what you think.
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Red Pine Lake

Postby Garfimi » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:19 am

Great pics! I was up there Thursday and got caught in a pretty intense hailstorm, with thunder and lighting. Being up there while in the storm sure made me feel small. Its always eerie feeling the electricity in the air. Good times!
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Postby Dan Shorb » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:39 pm

PocketsOfBlue wrote:
d_shorb wrote:I'm looking for a climbing partner for this weekend in the Wasatch. Ideally doing something I've not done previously, and that is somewhat technical and large. Matt, Brenton, Brian, Alec, anybody with a sense of humor and some skills... because i'd prefer to get toproped up some alpine 5.10 :wink: ......Check out my partners page. Thx.

Something similar to this:

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/550647/A-taste-of-Pfeiff-s-West-side.html


This one caught my eye a while ago:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/utah/w ... /105967655

I can be free on Saturday. I'd also be willing to go to Lone Peak or Big Willow, or the Bell Towers for that matter:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/utah/w ... /105739569

Let me know what you think.


Alec,

Sorry i didn't get back to you in time. I had to go out into the field for work, but pm me if you can o out monday.
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Postby Dan Shorb » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:47 pm

Wasatchvoyage wrote:
Looking at the Pfeif's west face from peak 11,137.

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Once reaching Chipman, this one was taken looking back at the route from the Pfeif.

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Sweet pics, looks like a beautiful day. Can you upload these two onto summitpost too?
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