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[TR] mt. kent - north face 03/05/2019

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Trip: mt. kent - north face

Trip Date: 03/05/2019

Trip Report:

 

sub-alpinism seems to have understandably fallen out of favor given conditions in the coulees, sw b.c. and patagonia. couple of overview photos from yesterday:

 

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yesterday's route provided a half dozen entertaining ice/turf/rock steps. once above the last step, ~300 v.f. of forest take you directly to the summit. the quickest descent is down the east ridge then down the large avalanche gully on the left side of the face: there is old red webbing around a tree on skier's right but it is now easily down climbed. if you mistakenly drop down the burdick/fortier gully as i initially did, you could probably do a couple raps down the final two steps w/ one rope.

the last couple of steps before the forest:

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annotated photo from ~2007:

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the photo above was copied from this thread:

 

Gear Notes:
the usual sharp stuff.

Approach Notes:
xc up east side of alice creek.

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Nice; kicking, stabbing, AND wallowing.  It's all anyone needs.

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Thanks for the report, was thinking of heading into that area this weekend. You park on NF-55?

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