V Notch Couloir Climber's Log

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sanders - Oct 25, 2020 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2020

V Notch  Sucess!

V Notch to Polemonium Peak to Mt Sill. For more information on the climbing conditions at that time, please see https://youtu.be/wsGEeWPXuWU


midi510 - Oct 13, 2019 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2019

Super Fun  Sucess!

Climbed from Sam Mack Meadow with my son Ethan. Thought we were going to pull the 'schrund on the left side, where it was connected, but going up the center, which looked overhanging from a distance, turned out to be just vertical and was too tempting. Was an exciting little lead. Couloir was mostly hard neve with a thin glaze of ice in many places and a spattering of water ice. The water ice was very brittle in the morning, but became a little more plastic as air temps came up.
We used an 80 meter 8.8 mm rope to run out the pitches and be able to rap longer with one rope. Only 4 pitches, plus a real short one to top out. Thought there would be a rock section where it gets narrow before the top, but it was continuous.
Went over to Polemonium after and downclimbed and rapped a gully system on the north face that took us into U Notch. Downclimbed and rapped that and took a B line back to Sam Mack.
Great fall trip with my son after skiing Darwin with him during a four day tour in May.


millertime300 - Oct 3, 2014 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2014

Loved this thing!  Sucess!

My favorite climb so far! Loved it


kovarpa - Sep 20, 2009 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2009

part of the traverse  Sucess!

climbed with Justin and Hamik, approx. 4 hrs for the route, about 50% ice, 50% neve. Then went on to climb Polemonium, North Pal and Starlight. Got caught by darkness at the top of Underhill couloir, spent a night there and descended the next morning. Great day.


granjero - Sep 9, 2009 10:23 pm

Great Ski Descent  Sucess!

Skied both left and right forks with Kylebot. Super pow pow! Saw some wierd alien floating ships over the desert. We decided it was good to drop in after that!


forjan - Jul 2, 2007 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

V-Notch day climb

Rick Kent and I day climbed the V-notch (20 hrs car-to-car). Totally wasted.

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