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Skywalker conditions?

Postby slowpoke » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:46 am

Looking to bag a ski descent this weekend. Anyone been up there recently and willing to share any beta/pics?
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skywalker conditions

Postby ilcop » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:01 pm

Climbed it this morning. Got into the route a little late around 7:30 or so. Climbed on relatively good snow all the way to the top. A few sketchy (slushy) moves at base of Princess Leia but managed the Direct finish anyway....would be better if I was earlier. There are a lot of deep runnels in the middle of the couloir that I wouldn't want to negotiate on skis.
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Postby slowpoke » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:34 am

How deep is 'deep'? :D Did you take any pictures?
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Postby ilcop » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:40 am

sorry, no pics....went solo on a whim, nearly forgot my gloves let alone my camera. I would say those runnels are 3-4 feet at the deepest, deep enough that in order to traverse across two runnels, I had to fully straddle the hump between them. The snow in the runnels is pretty firm, and the snow on the humps (where i did most of my climbing) was generally good for steps.

The deepest are in the constriction where the couloir starts turning right.
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