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Luna Col to East Fury

Postby goofball » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:06 am

I saw on Steph's fantastic Pickets page a faq stating the traverse from Luna to E Fury along the ridge crest requires NO glacier travel. Is that to say no snow slopes of any kind ? Or just no "real glacier" ? Every report I have read on E Fury makes mention of having to step foot on glacier, even from the Luna ridge traverse.

Also... since i got you, anyone traversed from E Fury to West ? How'd it go ? And what would be the best (read - easiest) way to Picket Pass from West Fury ?

Many thanks for any info.
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Re: Luna Col to East Fury

Postby Josh Lewis » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:32 am



Well I went to Luna last summer. Hope you don't mind a good round of bush whacking on the approach. Looks like at the very least some light glacier travel is in, however whether or not a rope is required I cannot say.
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Re: Luna Col to East Fury

Postby StephAbegg » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:54 am

goofball wrote:I saw on Steph's fantastic Pickets page a faq stating the traverse from Luna to E Fury along the ridge crest requires NO glacier travel. Is that to say no snow slopes of any kind ? Or just no "real glacier" ? Every report I have read on E Fury makes mention of having to step foot on glacier, even from the Luna ridge traverse.


After I posted my Pickets page, someone pointed out that you could take the ridge from Luna Col to E Fury, so I posted this note on the page. Previous to this I had assumed the only way to the summit of Fury from Luna col would involve glacier travel on the SE side. I myself have only approached Fury via the North Buttress. Maybe check out Tabor & Crowder as referenced on my Pickets page?
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Re: Luna Col to East Fury

Postby nickmech » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:04 pm

Mount Fury, East Peak from Luna Col will definitely require a mix of moderate to steep snow travel and a bit of glacier after dropping off the rocky ridge and traversing over to Fury. Your in the Pickets man. Nothing technical but plenty interesting. 'Selected Climbs in the Cascades' vol.2 by Nelson and Potterfield has a very good description of the route with photo's and check out Norman's page here on Fury for some pics.
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Re: Luna Col to East Fury

Postby Matt Lemke » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:56 pm

ha...lol we will walk across a glacier at some point on this part of the traverse...believe me when I say it will be both easier and faster!
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Re: Luna Col to East Fury

Postby Norman » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:03 am

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Re: Luna Col to East Fury

Postby goofball » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:45 am

thanks for the replies all. was expecting glacier, just wanted to make sure i wasn't missing something.

matt - i'll take easier n faster, i'm thinkin' that will be a welcome combo by the time we hit this portion.
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