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[TR] alpental falls - 12/20/2008

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Trip: alpental falls


Date: 12/20/2008


Trip Report:



First time at alpental. Snowing with cold temps throughout the day. Lots of powder, so take big snowshoes or skis. If I had to guess at a depth, I would put it at five feet, which accounts for windloaded areas and terrian features. Perhaps closer to 4 feet overall. With the snowpack being what it is, avalanche danger was low. Some signs of surface sluff, but that's suppose to happen. We could still see some running water under some ice. The Northern end had the bulk of formations with the rest being shallow. A pair leaving on our arrival said they were hitting lots of rocks on the higher areas. Because we aren't the best ice climbers we stuck to lower step and just messed around for while. gallery link: http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/showphoto.php?photo=42996


DegMin NAD27

ALPENTAL FALLS,47,26.863,-121,25.269, 3172ft

Alpental IV,47,26.941,-121,25.449, 3475ft









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Just for reference, alpental falls is actually the route in the background of your last pic. What you were on is Alpental 4, basically the bottom cliffband of Phantom Slide.

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Thanks Alex. Damn hard to find "routes" in the winter. The coordinates I had gotten from WAice didn't put me in the right area, so I was really just guessing when I labeled this TR alpental falls.

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