Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
meganerd

Terror Creek Route beta

Recommended Posts

Hey, anybody been up to the S Pickets via Terror Creek Route recently? Where's the snowline at? Any particular obstacles? Sorry I ask for beta so much recently, I am lame...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As of June 8th...(anything more recent is obscured by clouds.)

I'm going to take a wild guess (after comparing this photo and a topo map) and say snow line is about 5600 to 6000.

noca2004_160_1300.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bump

 

The webcam is helpful but the actual route is not in sight. 3 miles large undercut snow patch traversing could make me change my mind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just returned from a trip up there. Ha. It wouldn't be the snow I'd worry about but the schwackage up to it! The snow begins just below tree line. We found really rotton conditions while we were there, but given a week of freeze/thaw it should be good to go. As for obstacles, there's a few. As for me explaining how to get through them. Well? Follow the foot path as best you can, when you hit the creek (you can just see the peaks from here), go straight up with a slight right veer, and when you see the cliffs you will have to make your best guess to get through, but there are ways that don't entail climbing. We came down this way smile.gif . My only other advice, don't go to far right or too far left and bring gloves. If you see a coat, I'm sure one of our group will pay a bounty with brew. If you see a pair of glasses too. Ha. Have fun. I know I did...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jeez, I thought there was a fairly well established climber's trail up in there... Maybe I'll reevaluate doing that solo, I have a real problem mustering ambition when by myself. What did you climb up there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AllYouCanEat did you drive a green subaru with a hatchet in the back? If so.. saw your car but somehow the bushes did not allow us to cross paths.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tele nut, there was a subaru and a red explorer. Both were part of our groups. What did you do up there?

 

Meganerd, we climbed degenharht to within a few feet and skied back down to camp. Storms came in, so we hightailed out of there early.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anyone finds a tan jacket let me know at ben@greenworksrealty.com. I'd love to get it back, especially with my cell phone in the pocket. I'm guessing a bush stole it on the trail along the river. Oh yeah ... keep an eye out for some sunglassess too. I've got many gold stars and more bigdrink.gif for the person who finds anything.

 

Meganerd - Allyoucaneat ate it up! He growled through that wackage schwackage. Have fun accessing the ridgeline. If you can find the trail up to the ridge you'll save some time. Bring along a Kilo of the good stuff though to do you right!!

yelrotflmao.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×