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PNW Winter Objectives

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:54 pm

Howdy

Mostly looking for inspiration for my own itinerary.. looking for some nice long, steep ice lines, and the guide books only tell so much

What alpine ice/mixed routes are you looking at for this winter in the PNW?

-Ben
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Re: PNW Winter Objectives

Postby Josh Lewis » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:06 am

Here's a article on it:
http://www.summitpost.org/the-cascades- ... urs/754824

I'm thinking the Triple Couloirs! :)
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Re: PNW Winter Objectives

Postby Matt Lemke » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:31 pm

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Re: PNW Winter Objectives

Postby EastKing » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:39 am

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Re: PNW Winter Objectives

Postby philoparts » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:50 pm

I'm just hoping to get out sometime at all....... Can't believe how freakin' busy I've been since I went back to school.
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Re: PNW Winter Objectives

Postby Josh Lewis » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:03 pm

No kidding, my mountaineering has taken a huge halt since school started.
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Re: PNW Winter Objectives

Postby mountainsandsound » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:04 pm

Last winter I saw some cool looking stuff on Sauk Mountain. Fairly accessible and not too committing. Looks like a good winter training ground for alpine.
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Re: PNW Winter Objectives

Postby Wastral » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:30 pm

Ben B. wrote:Howdy

Mostly looking for inspiration for my own itinerary.. looking for some nice long, steep ice lines, and the guide books only tell so much

What alpine ice/mixed routes are you looking at for this winter in the PNW?

-Ben


Summit Chief North Face. Easy, but fairly long approach. You want a long route? 2000+ feet of 45 degree ice+++

Index north peak. Approach easy.

Three Fingers North Face. Upwards of 4000 vertical depending on line.

Personal objective: Mt. Chaval North Ridge/Face
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Re: PNW Winter Objectives

Postby mroutdoorsman » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:17 pm

One of my winter objectives again this year is Mt Pugh mid December. I had a ton of fun the day after the first big snow in December and would love to do it again but find a more technical route this time. The powder was deep and the ascent was tough for a day trip but was a highlight from last year for sure. I really want to bag more of the Mountain Loop Highway peaks this winter including the Big 4.
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Re: PNW Winter Objectives

Postby peakcrazy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:55 am

Instead of starting my own new thread for the same purpose I will post here. My friend and I are looking for a very tall peak to climb in the northern cascades during the winter (late February/march). We want something that has moderate mixed up to M7, up to ED1 snow and hard alpine ice up to AI5/6. Something that sticks out as a difficult route in the cascades and has more than 2500 feet of 70 degrees or steeper. It doesn't even have to be a route, just even a peak with this sort of potential would be helpful. I was looking at Index peak and that seems promising but I'd like to have some more options.

Can anyone suggest some routes that meet the criteria?

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Re: PNW Winter Objectives

Postby Diggler » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:40 am

peakcrazy wrote:Instead of starting my own new thread for the same purpose I will post here. My friend and I are looking for a very tall peak to climb in the northern cascades during the winter (late February/march). We want something that has moderate mixed up to M7, up to ED1 snow and hard alpine ice up to AI5/6. Something that sticks out as a difficult route in the cascades and has more than 2500 feet of 70 degrees or steeper. It doesn't even have to be a route, just even a peak with this sort of potential would be helpful. I was looking at Index peak and that seems promising but I'd like to have some more options.

Can anyone suggest some routes that meet the criteria?

Thanks


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