April 27th 2003.Final pitch...

April 27th 2003.Final pitch to the summit from the notch,via the Mountaineer's Route.

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steeleman

steeleman - Dec 10, 2003 2:40 pm - Hasn't voted

what part of route?

is this still in the main couloir above upper Boy Scout Lake, or is this (as the caption seems to suggest) above the couloir and heading up the last part of the NF to the summit? never been up this way so i'm curious -- particularly with what look like grim ski conditions in late April if that is indeed the couloir.



oh yeah, great pic!

Misha

Misha - Dec 10, 2003 2:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: what part of route?

Rich, this is above the couloir, very close to the summit. Probably the steepest section of the route

petersbike

petersbike - Dec 10, 2003 2:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: what part of route?

This is not the main gulley.Once you come out of the main gulley you go through the notch and hook a left into this steep couloir.From there its about 100 meters up to the summit. Speaking about skiing, the day we summited there were two skiers in the main gulley.A guy and a girl.The guy went about 3/4 of the way up and the girl 1/2 way. Conditions seemed pretty good, with soft crust on top.Anyhow had a blast, climbed it with derbilly.

petersbike

petersbike - Dec 10, 2003 3:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: what part of route?

Right on.

steeleman

steeleman - Dec 10, 2003 3:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: what part of route?

thanks all. so is that the notch behind/below you (in front of the bigger gendarme)?



then i guess this is the part of the route that everyone says is the scary part of the MR when it is icy/snowy?



can't get up there this winter, but will be looking to schralp the couloir next winter

ScottyS

ScottyS - Dec 10, 2003 5:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: what part of route?

Hey! When you guys reverse this section, you're supposed to rap it and leave me some gear! I'm trying to improve my collection...;-)

Misha

Misha - Dec 10, 2003 5:50 pm - Hasn't voted

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Rapping the 3rd class? I have better purpose for my slings :)

Misha

Misha - Dec 10, 2003 5:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: what part of route?

Rich, here is another good shot from approx. the same spot

ScottyS

ScottyS - Dec 10, 2003 6:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: what part of route?

Just when it's an ice field --- I found a nice #3 camalot & biner on the way to Russell once!

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