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first ascent [TR] Squeah Mountain (1798m) - NE Couloir to N Ridge (FA?) 4/1/2007

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Trip: Squeah Mountain (1798m) - NE Couloir to N Ridge (FA?)

 

Date: 4/1/2007

 

Trip Report:

Jordop, J_Mace, Stemalot, Dr.Hook and I climbed this route on Sunday via Deneau Creek. We could 4wd to the first fork in the road at around 540m elevation. From there it's maybe an hour and a half of walking to get to the road end in the bowl east of Squeah.

 

The most obvious couloir imaginable leads to the col north of Squeah. Good potential for a ski descent. (550m vertical, 35 to 40 degrees). From the col we wandred up the north ridge of Squeah (NTD) in a whiteout until we reached a highpoint that could have been the summit. With visibility about 2m in all directions, we decided that it was, and descended rapidly.

 

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Da route

 

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In da gully.

 

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Summit ridge whiteout. jordop froze an eye shut.

 

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Stemalot doing some extreme jeeping on the way out with jmace giving guidance.

 

Gear Notes:

One ice axe and crampons sufficient. No technical climbing.

 

Approach Notes:

Deneau Creek requires 4wd-hc and narrow vehicle to fit past large stump (see photo). Snowline currently 600m +/-. Road driveable to 540m.

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This wasn't Squamish and you guys were definitely not "Squeahmish" (just filling in for Klenke).

 

Is that avalanche debris we're looking at in the bottom of the gully?

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