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[TR] Mt Stuart - Ice Cliff Glacier 6/17/2011

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Trip: Mt Stuart - Ice Cliff Glacier


Date: 6/17/2011


Trip Report:

Jerbear and I enjoyed a long sleep of 1 1/2 hours at the Stuart Lake trailhead before taking off at 1:30am for the Ice Cliff. Felt a bit early but we wanted to avoid any unnecessary postholing and this stacked the odds in our favor for less of that.


Route is still in really great condition and snow didn't really mush up until we were on our way down from the false summit.


The route is a ton of fun and goes way quicker than we expected (at least this time of year with this snowpack!).


Great job out there Jer and thanks for all the humor, energy drinks and taking the ice ball to the arm... that might have it me otherwise! :grin:



Jer and looming ice cliff



the mighty complete north ridge



Topping out of the couloir



Girth Pillar



Summit ridge



Let's gets us a summitpose



Back in the meadows


Gear Notes:

We placed one deadman and two screws


Approach Notes:

Bascially snowfree 1st switchback

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Hey guys, I climbed the Cascadian Couloir yesterday and ran into a couple climbers, Ben and Jeremy I think. I was about 1000' below you and took a few pics of you guys on the snowfield below the false summit. Nice work on 1 1/2 hrs. sleep.








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Way to send it in a day. If you climbed it on Fri we were the party below you. I would have said hi if you guys climbed a little slower.

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Nice work dudes!


Let me say it: with the ample snowpack this would be an excellent year to do the girth pillar via the ice cliff and likely find it dry. Hint hint...

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