Thanks a lot for the nice words. A fun area to play around in so close to home.
If we ever seriously get into snow/ice, would love to do Chair (probably the easier route though :).
Enjoyed the read, esp "nasty section of thin sugar snow on smooth slab".....heh, heh - sounds like fun ;)
Nice job Martin!
Thanks a lot! It's a fun place to climb in the winter with the short approach and steep terrain. Yeah, the NEB or NF have trees on them which definately eases the mind a bit when it comes to protection.
Looks like a fun trip, nice job Martin & Bruce! Clear but very cold weekend, we were in the Goat Rocks backcountry skiing and despite the sun the snow never softened, good conditions for you guys but must not be fun to follow the downhill traverse without pro...
Isn't east face of Chair an ok rock route in summer?
Thanks man. Yes, it is a rock route in the summer, rated II 5.6 I believe.
and good pics. Looks like a nice one, Martin.
Thanks a lot Brian.
Thanks a lot for the nice comments. Yeah, the rock on Chair is not exactly confidence inspiring, much better when frozen together. :-)
And as always, cool pics. Thanks!
Just saw this one, Martin. Great report and photos - way to get out there and take advantage of the clear skies (and sub-zero temps!). Nice job on the route - thanks for posting!
wonderful report martin! you really get a good feel of what it was like out there with the pics.
Nice report. Sounds like a fun climb! The photos helped tell the story.
Wish I had something like this one hour from where I live! Photos are great and really help tell the story.
Thanks a lot to everyone for their nice comments on my TR.
Looks like it was a fun climb & a great day in the hills! Could you maybe scale down the photos the next time, though? They're great & a lot won't fit onto my screen at once, which is a bummer.
Looks like a beautiful day and an enjoyable climb. Wish it were snowing here in the southwest!