Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
mtngeek

first ski descent [TR] Southern Pickets - A Thread of Ice 2nd Ascent and 1st Ski Descent 7/4/2011

Recommended Posts

Trip: Southern Pickets - A Thread of Ice 2nd Ascent and 1st Ski Descent

 

Date: 7/4/2011

 

Trip Report:

Over a clear weather window Louie Dawson and I spent 3 days adventuring, climbing, and skiing in the Southern Pickets.

Sorry it took a lot of work to write and add photos all info can be found here: http://mtnsaremyhome.blogspot.com/

 

Gear Notes:

Lots

 

Approach Notes:

Long

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wayne, it was our original plan to climb both summits like you, a few things contributed to our decision not to. Time: we ran into a rock band followed by a pretty big cornice right at the top of the saddle, we could have climbed it but it would have been a very dangerous down climb, or the added time of another rap, as it was we had a 16hr day moving pretty quick most of the time, you rapped down the south face, with descending the thread we then had to go back up the n col of the Outto, down the s face(rap again) and across the basin and back up to the chopping block. Gear: we prob went a bit too light, we only had one 60m 8mil rope, 1 pin, 5 nuts, 2 cams, 2 sticks and 2 rap rings. Climbing rock in ski boots is not very inspiring, we weren't sure how much of the rack we would burn on the decent(we found pretty good horns and natural stuff so it worked ok), also from the photos you guys used two doubles, so we guessed whatever you had left for anchors would be for full length raps. haha and finally we were both getting pretty sketched out at that point and just wanted to get the ski down done :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks all, it was a great trip! I lurk a lot on here and I know its nicer to have TR's directly on the page with photos, but after loading and editing it all once for the blog I was out of energy to do it again, so sorry about that...

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good for you getting in there in the first place. It's not the easiest approach into Terror Creek and then into the North side and back out again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×