Chair Peak - NE Buttress Route

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Chair Peak - NE Buttress Route

by store_cold » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:51 am

Got partner.
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Re: Chair Peak - NE Buttress Route

by ExcitableBoy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:52 pm

So, just a suggestion from a guy who has climbed Chair Peak 20+ times in winter.
    Stash the snow shoes at the Thumb Tack
    The technical 'crux', the 15' waterfall on pitch three, is actually vertical
    Forget nuts. Small tricams and pitons (KB/Buaboos, and small angles) are more useful.
    Watch the avalanche forecast, the valley is extremely prone.

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Re: Chair Peak - NE Buttress Route

by store_cold » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:06 pm

Thank you, it is helpful.

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Re: Chair Peak - NE Buttress Route

by ExcitableBoy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:59 pm

You bet. As an avid weather watcher I would say this weekend might be iffy, conditions wise. President's Day WE typically enjoys a high pressure system for a few days and up to a couple of weeks.


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