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Postby vanman798 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:26 pm

From the top of Sundial Peak I was looking due east and spotted the couloir in the picture below. I'm trying to figure out if it has a name. Do you know? thanks.

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From the top of Sundial Peak I was looking due east and spotted the couloir in the picture above. I'm trying to figure out if it has a name. Do you know? thanks.
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Postby mountaingazelle » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:44 pm

It looks like Heart of Darkness but it’s hard to tell from this angle.
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Postby vanman798 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:22 pm

It looks like Heart of Darkness but it’s hard to tell from this angle.


It does sort of look like that, but everything I can find on-line seems to associate the Heart with Monte Cristo... same neighborhood but the picture is more of a distant neigbor to Monte Cristo and not a next door neighbor... Any idea of the "exact" location of the Heart of Darkness?
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Postby seanpeckham » Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:33 am

That one is coming off the Reed and Benson Ridge into Mineral Fork, and so isn't Heart of Darkness despite the similar appearance; I don't recall the name (or if it has one) off the top of my head, but I have a photo of the same view:

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Heart of Darkness is indeed closer to Monte Cristo. It's the crack on the left of this one, which I took from the point where the Sundial ridge intersects the Cottonwood Ridge:
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Compare that photo to, e.g., the first one in this post, to see that they match: http://tetonsandwasatch.com/wordpress/?p=62#more-62
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Postby mountaingazelle » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:32 am

They are different couloirs but look similar. I’ve only noticed that couloir mentioned during a summer traverse of Reed and Benson Ridge. It doesn’t have a name that I am aware of.
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Postby vanman798 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:01 pm

Sean thanks for the information and the pictures. I agree with you and mountaingazelle that this couloir is not named.

I'm going to infer from it's lack of name, that it's not skiable?

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Postby seanpeckham » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:46 pm

Hey, I just realized not only do I have a clearer photo of it, but you were actually there on this trip!

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If that's skiable, it at least needs to be more filled in...
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Postby vanman798 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:54 pm

From our "room of doom" tour.
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Postby seanpeckham » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:20 pm

Yep :)

Oh, and I screwed up, Reed and Benson is one more to the east. This one is Cardiac Ridge. Sorry if I confused other people besides myself.
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Postby vanman798 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:56 pm

Yes the couloir with name in question is on the Cardiac Ridge (on it's westerly aspect), and the point right of the couloir is point 10634 at N 40.60261 W 111.66804. Where as the point in the foreground, on the right, (covered in snow) is point 10481 at N 40.60001 W 111.67457 (above the Room of Doom). I'll try to remember to check Chuting Gallery to see if Mclean mentions it.
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Postby Matthew Van Horn » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:48 pm

I must buy skis. I can't stand the thought of you fellas having so much fun without me.
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Postby vanman798 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:14 pm

Nothing in The Chuting Gallery about it.... so I think it is officially unnamed.

and Matt, yeah get some skis! :lol:
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