Winchester Direct

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 48.95640°N / 121.643°W
Additional Information Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Spring, Winter
Additional Information Time Required: Most of a day
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Route Description

Winchester Direct


This route is intended for Winter and early Spring only. It begins the same as the normal route following the twin lakes road as it switchbacks up to the lakes. At the pass, cut left (North-West) crossing a snow-bridge over the twin lakes creek. If the bridge has been melted out then it is too late in the season for this route. After the crossing, continue North-West over the ridge into the wide avalache gully. Follow the gully North to the Saddle at 6300 feet and then head East for the remaining 200 feet. Be aware of avalanche conditions. This route shaves off a half-mile each way.

Winchester Avalanche GullyAscending The Gully


Essential Gear

All the winter basics, especially an ice axe.


Parents 

Parents

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