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Has anyone climbed the obvious couloir seen from the road on the north side of Lane Peak? If so, can you provide route details?

 

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From the Narada Falls parking area, head up the left edge of the open slope above the restrooms. Meet with the road that leads to Reflection Lake. Follow this less than a mile to the second bend (where it begins to change from going south to east). Drop off the road and follow tree markings (or not) straight down to the valley below, then head down stream (west) and find Lane Peak. Choose your gully, then climb up. Pickets, flukes, screws (probably won't need these) and maybe a couple of nuts, maybe even pins depending on the route you choose. On the descent, follow slopes down to the notch east of Lane Peak, then sneak out of this hanging valley on its west edge (close to Lane Peak). Follow your tracks back out.

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Wait dude! You forgot to mention that you had soloed it naked with a watermelon tied to your waist in the route description AND you did not drop any names about who you climbed it with or even the bunkhouse you stayed at. This sounded suspiciously close to accurate and intelligent beta. What gives?

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quote:

Originally posted by mikeadam:

Wait dude! You forgot to mention that you had soloed it naked with a watermelon tied to your waist in the route description AND you did not drop any names about who you climbed it with or even the bunkhouse you stayed at. This sounded suspiciously close to accurate and intelligent beta. What gives?

I climbed it with Big You Know Who. We left six tracks. My tracks looked like some guy with a wide stance was straddling one of those snowboarders' half-pipes. Big You Know Who's tracks were only that much more impressive. We stayed in the Muir Hut. We beat the shit out of some hippies blowing the meat doobie. The we found this guy named Blight enjoying the "alpine lights" and shoved a melon up his pooper. The end.

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How steep are these couloirs (Are they all about the same angle)? Is there any chance there still in shape or have I missed my chance for this season?

 

[ 05-25-2002, 12:16 PM: Message edited by: rock-ice ]

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Only at the steepest parts. Not even worth taking a second tool, but it's a fun day anyhow. LL looks steep from the road, but isn't bad once you get on it. There's a comfortable ledge at the top of LL that leads into the Zipper. Temps are suppose to be cooler for a couple of days, and the road is open 24/7.

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Thanks for all the info! Do you by chance have a photo of the entire north side of Lane or know where I can find one on the web, I'm trying to convince a friend to come with.

Thanks,

Michael

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Sure, Michael, glad to assist. Wish I had a photo...it's a nice looking peak. If you arrive just after daybreak at Narada, you should be able to see the peak (and 3 different routes)clearly from the road (a turn or two before Narada). Sorry that bit of info won't help convince your friend to go, but when he sees the peak while in your rig...listening to some tunes...it won't take any convincing. Have a great time! --jason

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Looked reasonable as of yesterday. Hit it in the AM, before the donuts start rolling. Zipper and Fly both looked "in," but didn't happen to look at Lover's Lane. Probably still OK for a bit longer. Avi's w/injuries have happened in the Zipper at this time of year when newer snow is hit by warmer weather, so wear a beacon, dig a pit and avoid climbing when it's warm until things really firm.

 

All three are great climbs. Fly is on right leg of the "v," Zipper on left leg, and Lover's Lane is the narrow gully that comes out of the Zipper, about half-way up, and drops down and to the left.

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