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#1156217 - 08/09/17 01:56 PM Slesse-Crampons Necessary?
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Inquiring minds would like to know whether it is necesssary/prudent to bring crampons/ice ax on the NE Buttress of Slesse right now.

Thanks
Jonathan

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#1156218 - 08/09/17 03:39 PM Re: Slesse-Crampons Necessary? [Re: bonathanjarrett]
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I think it would depend on which way you plan on descending. Not that I have any current information!
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#1156225 - 08/09/17 09:14 PM Re: Slesse-Crampons Necessary? [Re: JasonG]
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The intended descent is the Crossover Descent. I wouldn't have even considered it, but Steph Abegg's trip report from July suggests that they were helpful, perhaps even necessary. As a result, I was hoping someone could provide some more current information.

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#1156236 - 08/10/17 05:17 PM Re: Slesse-Crampons Necessary? [Re: bonathanjarrett]
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I think the snow and ice is gone now. Too smoky to see for sure though without going up there. Just hack steps with yer nut tool if you really need to.
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#1156297 - 08/15/17 02:48 PM Re: Slesse-Crampons Necessary? [Re: G-spotter]
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Bump for any current knowledge of the situation. Many thanks.

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#1156298 - 08/15/17 03:00 PM Re: Slesse-Crampons Necessary? [Re: bonathanjarrett]
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Current knowledge: lenticular cloud cap forming over summit shocked
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#1156299 - 08/15/17 03:26 PM Re: Slesse-Crampons Necessary? [Re: G-spotter]
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You need to put up a pay per view webcam Dru.

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#1156304 - 08/16/17 11:25 AM Re: Slesse-Crampons Necessary? [Re: bonathanjarrett]
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Here's a pic towards the Crossover Descent from last Saturday morning:


You certainly don't need crampons/axe for the Slesse Mountain trail descent. Very doubtful you need them for the Crossover.

And if you can get up the buttress you probably have enough alpine trickery up your sleeve to deal with potential snow on the crossover anyways.

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