Excellent day up in the high country to welcome in spring. Solid little M2, Steep Snow climb. Realistically there's 2 crux pitches that are hard to protect, both followed by moderate to steep snow. The route itself is straightforward and fun!
Big Blue and Little Italy
climbed the Y couloir. Great climb, will have to go back and do the other variations!
Hitched to MP16, skiied top 1/2 of Little Italy and traversed into bottom of Cornice.
Skinned the ridge west of Cornice and skiied N face of ridge. Booted the Chimney and skiied 1.5 times.
Early season ascent of the N couloir with Duane "Buzz" Inderdahl
Climbing around in the area, snowboarding back down. Fun day!
Nice short climb on fairly steep snow and rock band of loose decomposing red granite. We had fair snow conditions in the couloir, but the approach was a rough few hundred yards. Some postholing thrown in on the descent too. Very windy, I suspect 15-25 mph sustained, gusts to maybe 50-60. Good climbing,short approach, good day!