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#1070356 - 05/30/12 09:08 PM [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012
bonathanjarrett Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 183
TRs: 20 Photos: 129
Trip: Triple Couloirs - Dragontail

Date: 5/27/2012

Trip Report:
Climbed Triple Couloir on Saturday. We found the route in pretty excellent shape for the end of May. The couloirs were superb snice bottom to top allowing us to solo all but two sections in just 3.5 hours. I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

Route overview:


Close up of Runnels:


Looking down the first couloir:


Runnels from below. Call them in. Call them out. Call them what you will:


Option #2 Gulley:


Looking back at the 5.8 traverse which was spicy fun:


Slab from 2nd to 3rd Couloir:


Midway up the 3rd Couloir:




Gear Notes:
60 meter rope
1-10 nuts
6 cams from .25"-2.5"
1 knifeblade/1 bugaboo

Approach Notes:
We were able to go car to car in under 10 hours due to snow free trail, great conditions on route, and firm snow for the descent off the backside.

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#1070361 - 05/30/12 09:24 PM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: bonathanjarrett]
ivan Offline
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Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 17355
TRs: 117 Photos: 1803
Loc: Oceania
ain't fair to have that thare route so simple! smile
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#1070379 - 05/31/12 05:00 AM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: bonathanjarrett]
DPS Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/13/00
Posts: 4002
TRs: 19 Photos: 63
I've been climbing this route for 20 years. Used to be February was prime season. Last time I climbed it April was fat. Now it seems late May is the time to do it. Is global climate change 'pushing' the season forward or just shortening the season?


Edited by DPS (05/31/12 05:01 AM)
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#1070386 - 05/31/12 08:06 AM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: DPS]
Verticolorful Offline
journeyman

Registered: 03/07/11
Posts: 64
TRs: 13 Photos: 196
Loc: Leavenworth, Wa
Way to get after it!!

I'm glad that your memory card was not damaged, so you could add to the CC stoke. That route looks so amazing I for sure need to do it next year!
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#1070400 - 05/31/12 08:54 AM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: bonathanjarrett]
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Deskjockey

Registered: 02/16/01
Posts: 3520
TRs: 14 Photos: 111
Loc: Port Gardner, WA
10 hours car to car? tup tup

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#1070401 - 05/31/12 08:56 AM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: Bronco]
bonathanjarrett Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 183
TRs: 20 Photos: 129
Yup.

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#1070402 - 05/31/12 08:56 AM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: bonathanjarrett]
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Deskjockey

Registered: 02/16/01
Posts: 3520
TRs: 14 Photos: 111
Loc: Port Gardner, WA
Sounds like your feet are healed up from the ultra -

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#1070413 - 05/31/12 09:43 AM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: DPS]
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Registered: 12/20/01
Posts: 15158
TRs: 57 Photos: 410
Loc: free range
Originally Posted By: DPS
I've been climbing this route for 20 years. Used to be February was prime season. Last time I climbed it April was fat. Now it seems late May is the time to do it. Is global climate change 'pushing' the season forward or just shortening the season?


The last 5 years have definitely* seen a change in snowpack accumulation locally, with less snow in early winter (up to January) and more snow late in winter through to May.

* verified from automated snowpack pillows, but not long enough of a trend to be statistically significant yet.
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#1070444 - 05/31/12 02:13 PM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: bonathanjarrett]
ColinB Offline
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Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 321
TRs: 7 Photos: 89
Loc: Portland, OR
Good times! Glad to see you made it up there and in excellent time to boot.

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#1070658 - 06/01/12 09:25 PM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: bonathanjarrett]
123tom Offline
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Registered: 02/16/12
Posts: 44
TRs: 6 Photos: 9
Loc: Washington
Nice climb!
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#1070706 - 06/02/12 01:15 PM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: 123tom]
tazswing Offline
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Registered: 06/22/10
Posts: 2
TRs: 0 Photos: 0
The traverse was for sure spicy. Very impressed with that lead. Super fun route, amazing feeling of exposure looking back down towards the lake. No ticks on the snow, either...

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#1070741 - 06/03/12 09:36 AM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: bonathanjarrett]
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spray'prentice

Registered: 06/27/01
Posts: 3759
TRs: 8 Photos: 59
Loc: sharing-hood
in the photo with the 5.8 traverse, I can see what looks like a old avi debris that poured onto the frozen lake. Looks like torn apart trees deposited onto the ice. Is this what it looks like? While certainly possible, I have never seen avi debris in that part of the area. (which is a nice bivy area in winter)
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#1070750 - 06/03/12 12:29 PM Re: [TR] Triple Couloirs - Dragontail 5/27/2012 [Re: genepires]
bonathanjarrett Offline
member

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 183
TRs: 20 Photos: 129
You are correct that it is avi debris with broken trees that is scattered fifty yards or more out onto the lake. There was actually a second one as well that is not in the picture.

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