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mzvarner

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Trying to decide between NBC and NEBC on Colchuck. From what I have read, NEBC seems easier with the difficulty being the cornice? Am I way off?

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North Buttress Couloir is easier than the Northeast (AKA NE Buttress) Couloir.

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Is it just a steep snow slog then take a left up hill more, once you get on the N face?

 

Are you asking about the North Buttress Couloir? It leads to the West face and the difficulty is conditions dependant.

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Yes sorry, it was a typing error. I am just trying to get an idea of what to expect in the coming week.

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NBC is a good route especially early season. Can get tricky in late may when it melts out somewhat. It gets sun early in the morning so have a cold or overcast day. Near the top of the initial gulley, there is a another gulley heading off left and up. Don't take that but head straight up to the saddle and onto the west face to teh summit.

 

Be avi aware.

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good to know. I am also paying attention to the NWAC forecasts which are a bit of a bummer at the moment.

 

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