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Best/favorite Winter routes in the Cascades?


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Nothing on Shuksan?

 

The North Face route is a great winter climb but it doesn't make Ade's list because it is too easy. For some guys around here it is a ski route.

 

No easy is fine. Da Tooth and Chair are in for that very reason. Accessibility is more important than difficulty in some respects.

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Whitehorse - Alpine Banana or whatever they called that couloir

 

Hall Peak - definitely has super easy access and the potential for some pretty big WI lines. A bit subalpine for superclassic status but worthy destination none the less.

 

Lake 22 - Headwall looks big with easy access

 

Sloan Peak - The best looking winterline that everyone knows about yet no one has yet to climb

 

N Twin Sister - Agreed that the west ridge is a semi-popular and fun winter climb

 

Shuksan - Everyone climbs the N Face but there are obviously many other interesting moderate mixed line strewn about the NW side of the mountain with easy access.

 

Washington Pass Area??

Cutthroat

Early Morning Couloirs

W Face Couloir on Silverstar

other stuff?

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