"Plan B" (Mt. Guyot) 3/25/12

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Created On: Mar 27, 2012
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Plan B

After sampling conditions the day prior, Abe and I were chomping at the bit to climb our line on the south face of Mt Guyot (13370'). Another 5-ish start put us in the upper basin around 8 am. This meadow of spring snow below the sprawling south face cirque is now one of my favorite places on earth. But the recent spree of gorgeous days had destroyed our intended line. Midway up, a wall of ice barred a no-pro ascent and bailout option; and the top section was completely melted out. Two other lines on the face looked great, however. We labeled them Plan B and Plan C. Plan B went like a dream, 600' of pure bliss at a sustained 55-60 degrees. I would venture that the final 200' flirted with 65. This was an awesome alternative to our intended line--the feeling of being on a line like this is indescribable so I won't try. After summitting Mt Guyot, we descended the standard route and hiked out in a state of utter satisfaction.





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Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Mar 28, 2012 8:22 pm - Voted 10/10

:)

Welcome back to SP!

metal4lyf

metal4lyf - Mar 29, 2012 12:46 am - Hasn't voted

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only to make a contribution, lol

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Mar 29, 2012 11:12 pm - Voted 10/10

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You should do more often :)

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Mar 29, 2012 8:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Well Done....

That woulda made a great ski! What state is this in? Thanks for posting up the album...it looks like it was a great climb.

metal4lyf

metal4lyf - Mar 29, 2012 11:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Well Done....

Thanks. I think it would be super; good coverage and no surprises, just steep. But I don't ski lines like this so that's my unprofessional assessment. ;-)

metal4lyf

metal4lyf - Apr 1, 2012 1:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Well Done....

Oh... Colorado. =D

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