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Postby Carbo » Fri May 14, 2010 9:14 pm

More like 3-4 hours. Plus she might want to rope up on the couloir so don't start at noon :)
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Postby HandjamMasterC » Fri May 14, 2010 9:19 pm

That's probably more like it - and we went up the Solstice Couloir anyway ( lots of big rockfall - BIG ROCKS !!)!!
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Postby fatdad » Fri May 14, 2010 9:45 pm

No way the Dana Couloir requires 4 hours. Three at the most if you're leisurely.

I actually wanted to know how long of a day the Bloody Mt. couloir is. My impression of looking at the topo is that it's pretty far in with a fair bit of gain.
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Postby Luciano136 » Fri May 14, 2010 9:47 pm

fatdad wrote:No way the Dana Couloir requires 4 hours. Three at the most if you're leisurely.


We were actually referring to the approach time. Since the couloir itself is 1200 feet, I'm guessing 1-2h.
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Postby fatdad » Fri May 14, 2010 10:35 pm

Luciano136 wrote:
fatdad wrote:No way the Dana Couloir requires 4 hours. Three at the most if you're leisurely.


We were actually referring to the approach time. Since the couloir itself is 1200 feet, I'm guessing 1-2h.


That seems reasonable for the couloir itself, but I meant 3 hrs. max. for the approach, unless you want to take your time. Those glacial lakes in Dana Canyon are beautiful.
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Postby Vladislav » Fri May 14, 2010 11:53 pm

fatdad wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:
fatdad wrote:No way the Dana Couloir requires 4 hours. Three at the most if you're leisurely.


We were actually referring to the approach time. Since the couloir itself is 1200 feet, I'm guessing 1-2h.


That seems reasonable for the couloir itself, but I meant 3 hrs. max. for the approach, unless you want to take your time. Those glacial lakes in Dana Canyon are beautiful.


Yes, 4-hour approach probably includes a leisurely swim accross Dana Lake. I do recommend the swim by the way. Refreshing!
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Postby Carbo » Sat May 15, 2010 12:04 am

It was lesiurely, my partner was hurting :D and I stopped to take photos
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Postby JedSMG » Sat May 15, 2010 1:56 am

fatdad wrote:I actually wanted to know how long of a day the Bloody Mt. couloir is. My impression of looking at the topo is that it's pretty far in with a fair bit of gain.


No simple answer, but I can tell you that with: a) a dry Laurel Lakes road, b) 4wd with low range and c) plenty of patience for mind-numbing shale driving, one can cut the walking approach to the Bloody Couloir to virtually zero. In fact, I did it on June 2, 09 in just that fashion. Let's just say that the drive from Bishop to the trailhead took longer than the climb from trailhead to summit. Seriously. But that road is a bore- and I don't mind rough roads.
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Postby fatdad » Sat May 15, 2010 7:27 pm

JedSMG wrote:
fatdad wrote:I actually wanted to know how long of a day the Bloody Mt. couloir is. My impression of looking at the topo is that it's pretty far in with a fair bit of gain.


No simple answer, but I can tell you that with: a) a dry Laurel Lakes road, b) 4wd with low range and c) plenty of patience for mind-numbing shale driving, one can cut the walking approach to the Bloody Couloir to virtually zero. In fact, I did it on June 2, 09 in just that fashion. Let's just say that the drive from Bishop to the trailhead took longer than the climb from trailhead to summit. Seriously. But that road is a bore- and I don't mind rough roads.

Duh realization. I meant Red Slate.
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Postby dshoshone » Wed May 19, 2010 3:59 pm

Another good one is the snow climb up to Abbots cl. 3 East face route. This time of year even if you fell the runout would be all snow below you
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