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#426753 - 01/06/05 07:39 PM [TR] Mount Thielsen- west ridge 1/5/2005
Chriznitch Offline
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Registered: 07/07/04
Posts: 490
TRs: 17 Photos: 286
Loc: Susanville, CA
Climb: Mount Thielsen-west ridge

Date of Climb: 1/5/2005

Trip Report:
We went down south and climbed Thielsen on Wednesday.
The trailhead was deserted...



There was a foot of powder to break trail on the whole approach. The mountain was socked in when we could first see it, but the clouds parted and we saw our objective. We put on some sunscreen and were ready to enjoy a perfect, cold day in the mountains...




As we neared the pinnacle, the weather moved back in.It started to snow a little bit and visability went down to short distances. We ended up wandering around for a few minutes trying to find the pinnacle.



Finally we found it and climbed up. We used a running belay to protect it. The climbing wasn't too difficult but a little sketchy since the rock was underneath powder. I carried some ice screws but there was no ice to be found. We topped out and had a view of nothing.



We stayed about a minute, took our "summit hero" shots, and rapped off.




The clouds were sitting about 6500' as we descended. Below them there eventually was a nice view of Diamond Lake and the base of Bailey and Diamond peaks.



Gear Notes:
ice axe, crampons (crusty snow up high), rope, couple pieces of rock gear, snowshoes (critical)

Approach Notes:
nice trail broken in right now but probably not for long!

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#426754 - 01/06/05 08:27 PM Re: [TR] Mount Thielsen- west ridge 1/5/2005
skyclimb Offline
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Registered: 03/03/03
Posts: 867
TRs: 28 Photos: 140

Nice!
Did you meet a guy sharpening ice axes and poons' tonight in the ORC?

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#426755 - 01/06/05 11:27 PM Re: [TR] Mount Thielsen- west ridge 1/5/2005
OldManRock Offline
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 85
TRs: 0 Photos: 0
Loc: Eugene, Oregon
Damn this brings back memories of my first winter Thielsen climb in December of 1957 - Same conditions too - Color picture that was only black and white - We had to start down by the lake because thats where the road was then. Looks like you had a fun day and built character !!
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#426756 - 01/07/05 08:51 AM Re: [TR] Mount Thielsen- west ridge 1/5/2005
Chriznitch Offline
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Registered: 07/07/04
Posts: 490
TRs: 17 Photos: 286
Loc: Susanville, CA
yes--a great place for a one day adventure.
skyclimb--that must've been my buddy Nate

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#426757 - 01/07/05 09:29 AM Re: [TR] Mount Thielsen- west ridge 1/5/2005
sweatinoutliquor Offline
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Registered: 12/15/04
Posts: 759
TRs: 4 Photos: 91
Loc: Local Boyz
Yup, that was me! Good luck on Chair if you make it this weekend. Hopefully the weather will be decent!
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#426758 - 01/07/05 09:31 AM Re: [TR] Mount Thielsen- west ridge 1/5/2005
skyclimb Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/03/03
Posts: 867
TRs: 28 Photos: 140

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#426759 - 02/09/05 10:35 PM Re: [TR] Mount Thielsen- west ridge 1/5/2005
Spungdeeper Offline
member

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 176
TRs: 0 Photos: 1
Loc: Some Beckey Route
Dude those pics are sweet.
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