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Tallac winter routes

Postby rhyang » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:47 pm

So I was perusing the Mt. Tallac page .. I've done a bunch of the peaks around Tahoe, but never Tallac :oops:

What routes are good this time of year (comparable to say, Round Top's west ridge or crescent moon couloir) ? I'd be taking snowshoes, ice axe & crampons. Hoping to not get run over by boarders & skiers :)
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Postby 96avs01 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:05 pm

Rob, if you want to avoid the snowsporters stick to the Southern aspects, perhaps SE chutes. I would definitely avoid the NE bowl and Cross Couloir.
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Postby ScottyP » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:34 pm

I would think the chutes need more snow right now. I am heading up on the 8th of January to take a looksee.
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Postby rhyang » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:53 pm

Thanks guys !
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Postby Vladislav » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:32 pm

Hey Rob,
I would suggest NE Ridge/Bowl. There's definitely enough room there to avoid skiers. The last part of the climb is quite fun (I did it last Feb).
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Postby Steve Larson » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:33 am

Tallac w/o me?
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Postby Zzyzx » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:35 am

Rob, you may find the SE chutes too mellow. The Cross is the way to go IMO (although I only descended it and it was in the spring). Very fun route though and much steeper. Either way it's a nice hike.
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Postby rhyang » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:34 pm

Thanks Kris & Vlad ! Steve, just gathering beta :)
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Postby Guyzo » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:00 pm

Rob.... how are the bones feeling???

Screw the ICE shit... go hang in the sunshine. :wink:

have fun.

gk :wink:
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Postby rhyang » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:00 pm

What do you mean Guy -- Tallac sounds like a nice sunny snow climb :)
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Postby Guyzo » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:04 pm

rhyang wrote:What do you mean Guy -- Tallac sounds like a nice sunny snow climb :)



Good to see you are doing much better now.... :wink:
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Postby 96avs01 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:12 pm

Zzyzx wrote:Rob, you may find the SE chutes too mellow. The Cross is the way to go IMO (although I only descended it and it was in the spring). Very fun route though and much steeper. Either way it's a nice hike.


If you are doing this (Cross) in winter, I would avoid climbing it during good descent snow conditions or you will have an abundance of snowsporters dropping in. YMMV
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Postby rhyang » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:40 pm

I plan to bring a boom box and spandex :mrgreen:
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Postby Princess Buttercup » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:33 pm

Oh HELL no... :oops:

Must.... get... picture... out... of... my... head!
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