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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-04-2021, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Up the backside of Evans Peak - following the gully until it opens up on the left side once in view of the waterfall.
No snow at bottom, middle had snowshoes on, top had crampons on. Pretty easy route that progressively gets steeper, harder, funner!!
Brought a rope, pickets etc but didnít even consider pitching anything out, it was just fun snow with no need.

Curious how often this sees people, it was fun as hell but definitely need the right conditions- we had a 1 for avy danger yet as we were topping out we heard multiple large slides off Edge peak.. yet i had felt confident in the snow the whole way up. Not gonna think about that one too long.......

7hrs up , 2 down (pretty sure)
Buddys apple watch said 24km

1106m vertical
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Very steep and iffy this time of yr. I've been up Evans the "normal" way, didn't know it was possible to get up on the other side
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Very doable, obviously just need a cold day for snow conditions. No part of it felt like we were pushing it - but still had a blast going up
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Now I remember (left coast 6 years ago): You approach via "Evans Snow Cave" hiking trail, but before reaching Fly Gully split (for Blanchard), you diverge left and up. Very cool
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Never seen a TR on this route. Looks like fun!

So zeljkok, are you saying you can use Evan's Valley to access Blanshard? What time of year?
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So zeljkok, are you saying you can use Evan's Valley to access Blanshard? What time of year?

Yes, and it's been done fairly regularly. It's easier when filled with snow but it's steep and there is obvious avi risk. In summer it's steep grunt with some residual snow patches. There is bit of dated discussion here on CT


https://forums.clubtread.com/8-briti...y-s-gully.html


Note further down post by alhike, he knows Ears better than anyone
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Yes - although i think we were one gulley to the right of where your screenshot shows.

The access from Evans Valley goes up “Flys Gully” at the end of Evans Creek trail...
ice come down it in September, wouldn’t wish that upon my worst enemy. Look on AllTrails & you’ll find some interesting reviews of Fly’s

Late winter going UP flys tho - the dream. Probably has another 100-150M of elevation, which is prime as the funnest parts of this one were the top where the snow got all crusty, we were cruising.
Attachment taken at the Col between Blanshard & Alouette after doing the back scramble off Alouette to go down Fly’s.
Like i said.. if you fall going down, you’re gonna fall a long way. Without snow coverage, theres two spots that were scary as hell & one that i ended up full starfish, sliding down the hill.

This was pretty much the route down that i said fuck it, ropes would have made that one the dream. Not much to rapp off the whole way down, but i would have left gear behind just to descend the gnarly sections.
Im looking to go up this in two weeks if anyone wants to come with... might be too late in the season for a fun climb but we wont know unless we try...
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Looks like a good time! Springtime cold snow is such fun fast traveling. I'll keep this idea in my back pocket. Did you descend the same way, or down the south Evans trail?

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Down Evans gully, if you descended the same route id imagine its not much more than 15-20 minutes quicker, but damn those would be some fun butt slides, lol
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Nice one, hammrswangin. Been years since I been that way; hiked up partially on snow up Fry's Gully, before I knew what this was all about.

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Its a good time out in the back there - think im gonna go up that gully next weekend
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I once took the Evans' Valley & Fly's gully to Alouette & it was a lot fun. I probably would not do it with snow/ice in the gully though.
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It’s a neat route! & ahah, i would say the exact opposite, do it because of the snow and ice. Each their own
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