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klotzy

Forbidden West Ridge Couloir- 9/3/2004

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Climb: Forbidden West Ridge Couloir-

 

Date of Climb: 9/3/2004

 

Trip Report:

Just wondering how icy W. Couloir may be if at all? Any beta would be helpful.

Edited by mattp

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Couloir looked heinous on 8/30 from Buckner. The couloir is very broken and I couldn't tell if it was continuous snow all the way, but I kind of doubt it.

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Any snow in Boston basin or up on the surrounding peaks after recent storms? The forecast said snow down to 6500.

Thanks.

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He's a n00b, get over yourself.

 

Klotzy, couloir is out, has been out for a while. A move of 5.6 and some 4th/5th class scrambling gets you to the ridge. Have fun.

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Is there ever need for crampons on the west like on the east ridge approach? or is the snow on the west low angle and short enough to forgo, assuming that it cannot be bypassed?

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My recollection (we did it in July last year) is that the snow slopes below the couloir are about 20-30 degrees. If they're icy, I think you'd have a tricky time getting up them without crampons.

 

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He's a n00b, get over yourself.

 

Yeah, you're right. I should just STFU. Alcohol levels are dipping again. tongue.gif

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