Jump to content

[TR] Chair Peak - NE Buttress 1/30/2017

Nathan Hadley

Recommended Posts

Trip: Chair Peak - NE Buttress


Date: 1/31/2017


Trip Report:

The NE Buttress is in pretty good condition right now. Great ice in the S-shaped gully and great water ice up higher. Travis Kemp and I did it in 2 pitches, putting a micro traxion in after each crux (1st pitch gully and water ice step) and simuling, enabling us to climb it in just over an hour and still very safely. There's lots of beta out there for this route, so here's some photos! Three ice screws and a few cams from fingers to #1 is all I'd bring if you're comfortable on steepish snow. Trees were probably a third of our protection on the route.



Looking up the S-shaped gully.



Looking down from the start of S-shaped gully.



Looking up towards the water ice step.





Looking down the water ice step.



Descending from the summit.



On the summit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 1
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...