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Martin CashRoute Climbed: Southwest Couloir Date Climbed: May 11, 2003  Sucess!

Martin Cash

Fred Spicker and I climbed the Southwest Couloir in perfect conditions, under clear blue skies. The route had lots of consolidated snow in it, and steps kicked all the way up. Could be done with trekking poles and no crampons if needed. Was a nice easy 45 to 50 degree snow climb. We stayed on the summit for about 30 minutes, admiring the amazing views. On the way down, we encountered a group of 7 beginners putting in a running belay. We were bored, so we went over and climbed Blue Lake Peak.
Posted May 11, 2003 9:29 pm

scot'teryxRoute Climbed: SW Couloir Date Climbed: April 19, 2003  Sucess!

scot\'teryx

Fun and easy climb, got over too quickly

Should have brought rock gear to climb the s arete

The ski down sucked, breakable crust that provided more than enough face plants
Posted May 6, 2003 4:36 pm

leejamsRoute Climbed: SW couloir Date Climbed: April 26, 2003  Sucess!

leejams

An awesome sun drenched day. Climbing with Tom breit we got an early start and on the summit by around noon. Saw only one other party of 2 ahead of us. Conditions lower down were just steep, crusty, avalanche consolidation. Higher up in the crux slot there was more of a melt-freeze cycle going on and a bit harder ice. Views on top were hard to beat.
Posted Apr 28, 2003 9:56 pm

robertdurhamRoute Climbed: South Arete Date Climbed: July 30 2002  Sucess!
Climbed with Stephen Durham and Mark Ryman. Fun climbing, great views.
Posted Aug 8, 2002 4:01 pm

BicRungeeRoute Climbed: southwest rib Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!


Climbed with peter in an easy half-day, even after he forgot the pack on pitch 1 and had to retrieve it. Good quality rock in a wonderful setting.
Posted Jul 10, 2002 4:27 pm

climbitRoute Climbed: Southwest Couloir Date Climbed: 5/10/97  Sucess!

climbit

A short 3 hour approach followed by an incredible 700 ft of solid 40-50 degree snow with crampons and ice axe. Best climb of year by far. The final 20 feet was a 4th class boulder hop at the edge of a 20ft thick cornice. Views?! Wow. What a day. With Matt Wacker.
Posted Jun 27, 2001 9:30 pm

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