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Postby PellucidWombat » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:11 am

Hey Paul,

I knew you rapped because I saw the photos when I enjoyed the rest of your photo album that had the N Couloir pics :-D

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Postby pjc30943 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:04 am

PellucidWombat wrote:Hey Paul,

I knew you rapped because I saw the photos when I enjoyed the rest of your photo album that had the N Couloir pics :-D

- Mark


Ah, okay. I thought only those two photos were public...now I know better and changed the links :)
Hope you got a kick out of those odd captions for non-climbers :D
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Postby Deb » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:35 am

The Chief wrote:Possibly next Tuesday or Weds Dingus.

Working on a wall project in Pine Creek thru Monday.

Ya wanna join me for a run up the two Couloir's on NP????


U mind doing it again next weekend? :lol: The group trip to NP got called off becuz the "leader" said the conditions are not good. I already asked for the freaking weekend off and need to climb something!
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Postby pjc30943 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:34 am

Deb wrote:The group trip to NP got called off becuz the "leader" said the conditions are not good.

Don't leave us hanging...what'd they say about the conditions? :)
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Postby PellucidWombat » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:42 pm

For those who are interested, the following are pictures of the V-Notch & U-Notch as of Labor Day Weekend:

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Note the happy ice at the top and bottom 3rd of the V-Notch Couloir, and the passable bergschrund for the U-Notch Couloir.

Also, climbing the North Couloir of Thunderbolt Peak Labor Day Weekend:

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Postby rhyang » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:09 pm

Red Slate N couloir from the summit of Laurel yesterday -

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Looks a little melted out about 2/3rds of the way up :(

Full-size image here.
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Postby DanielWade » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:25 pm

Looks like some steep ice at the bottom of the U-Notch!
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Postby graham » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:22 pm

Looking down at the icy stuff on the U-notch from Polemonium's summit (9-20-09)
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Full scale photo available here:
http://www.summitpost.org/image/555664/ ... ummit.html

There's lots of loose scree at the top of the U-notch that can get knocked down by the climber's boots, rope, etc.
So please be careful if there's already another party on the route
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Postby jrbouldin » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:18 am

rhyang wrote:Red Slate N couloir from the summit of Laurel yesterday


Gracias Rob.
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