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"Plan B" (Mt. Guyot) 3/25/12
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"Plan B" (Mt. Guyot) 3/25/12

 
"Plan B" (Mt. Guyot) 3/25/12

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Object Title: "Plan B" (Mt. Guyot) 3/25/12

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Hiking, Topo/Diagram, Scenery, Panorama, Water

 

Page By: metal4lyf

Created/Edited: Mar 27, 2012 / Mar 28, 2012

Object ID: 783141

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Plan B

After sampling conditions the day prior, Abe and I were chomping at the bit to climb our line on the south face of Mt Guyot (13370'). Another 5-ish start put us in the upper basin around 8 am. This meadow of spring snow below the sprawling south face cirque is now one of my favorite places on earth. But the recent spree of gorgeous days had destroyed our intended line. Midway up, a wall of ice barred a no-pro ascent and bailout option; and the top section was completely melted out. Two other lines on the face looked great, however. We labeled them Plan B and Plan C. Plan B went like a dream, 600' of pure bliss at a sustained 55-60 degrees. I would venture that the final 200' flirted with 65. This was an awesome alternative to our intended line--the feeling of being on a line like this is indescribable so I won't try. After summitting Mt Guyot, we descended the standard route and hiked out in a state of utter satisfaction.

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SenadR:)

SenadR

Voted 10/10

Welcome back to SP!
Posted Mar 28, 2012 8:22 pm

metal4lyfRe: :)

metal4lyf

Hasn't voted

only to make a contribution, lol
Posted Mar 29, 2012 12:46 am

SenadRRe: :)

SenadR

Voted 10/10

You should do more often :)
Posted Mar 29, 2012 11:12 pm

TyeDyeTwinsWell Done....

TyeDyeTwins

Voted 10/10

That woulda made a great ski! What state is this in? Thanks for posting up the album...it looks like it was a great climb.
Posted Mar 29, 2012 8:46 pm

metal4lyfRe: Well Done....

metal4lyf

Hasn't voted

Thanks. I think it would be super; good coverage and no surprises, just steep. But I don't ski lines like this so that's my unprofessional assessment. ;-)
Posted Mar 29, 2012 11:15 pm

metal4lyfRe: Well Done....

metal4lyf

Hasn't voted

Oh... Colorado. =D
Posted Apr 1, 2012 1:35 pm

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