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Crescent Moon Couloir on Round Top

Postby m_dquist » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:32 pm

Does anyone know what this thing looks like right now? Is it skiable? Is that wishful thinking?
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Re: Crescent Moon Couloir on Round Top

Postby fruitflyman » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:58 pm

I was there on Sunday - did not climb it but looked down from the top into both branches. It's filled, but the snow is very unconsolidated and there's crust under it. We climbed a snow gully on the nearby Sisters that had similar snow and a similar angle - it didn't slide but I felt nervous. I'd say the couloir is risky. Then again, maybe the warm weather this week has bonded the snow. Be safe.
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Re: Crescent Moon Couloir on Round Top

Postby m_dquist » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:10 am

I also wonder what the winds will do to the snow in there...
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Re: Crescent Moon Couloir on Round Top

Postby fruitflyman » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:18 pm

Has anyone climbed Crescent Moon lately? What are the snow conditions?
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Re: Crescent Moon Couloir on Round Top

Postby fruitflyman » Tue May 22, 2012 6:25 pm

Same question a month later:
Has anyone climbed Crescent Moon lately? What are the snow conditions?
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Re: Crescent Moon Couloir on Round Top

Postby Toxic » Thu May 24, 2012 4:02 pm

Yes, on last Sunday.

Left fork is still in but the top of the right fork looked melted out. The snow high up is hard so crampons are recommended. We ended up putting crampons on in awkward positions 'cuz we thought we could kick all the way up.

Here is a pic:
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