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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2010, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Sunk in 8-14 inches with a slight crust. No icy conditions. Top layer sluffed off easily. Steep areas looked like they had been bulldozed smooth.(from avalanching)

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I needed that! Thanks. How was the drop into the pass, did you go down where the rappel lines are in the summer.
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I needed that! Thanks. How was the drop into the pass, did you go down where the rappel lines are in the summer.
Yep, I followed the summer route down. Its very mild in the winter. Way easier than the summer. Going up Crown is steep and there is a long traverse across a steep slope. I dont think there are any cliffs below but I was Mr Cautious. Easy to get safe footing and easy to get good anchor with iceaxe handle in the soft snow.
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where the rappel lines are in the summer.
wtf?
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where the rappel lines are in the summer.
wtf?
Chains.
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Great shots, thanks for the report. Looks good up there, and like that last shot especially.

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where the rappel lines are in the summer.
wtf?

hahahahaha! I dunno most people might not think it's funny, but I find it damn funny.
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Chains and sometimes rotting ropes - quite the inventory of "climbing aides". Reminds me of the West Lions.
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Great shots
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Reminds me of the West Lions.
wtf?
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Did you make the summit?
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Did you make the summit?
Didnt even consider it. The crust was really icy and stuff.
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Good trip none the less and one I've been thinking about.
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So what was it? 'No icy conditions', or 'the crust was really icy and stuff'?
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So what was it? 'No icy conditions', or 'the crust was really icy and stuff'?
The crust is really icy right at the summit block but you still break through.
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