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mattschweiker

[TR] Dragontail Peak - Triple Couloirs 4/29/2012

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Trip: Dragontail Peak - Triple Couloirs

 

Date: 4/29/2012

 

Trip Report:

Jeff, John, Gerry and I climbed the Triple Couloris route on Dragontail this past weekend. The road was still closed as of last weekend but looked to be in shape to be opened very soon. At our camp at Colchuck lake we weren't sure whether the runnells would be "in".

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Conditions were perfect neve in the couloirs which helped us make good time of the first colouir to the base of the runnells.

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The conditions in the runnells alternated between thin (1-3 in) ice and snow/mixed climbing. We used only several screws and mostly pins and cams for protection.

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There was one more thin ice/mixed pitch between the 2nd and final couloir.

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To the summit was more crusier couloir climbing in pefect conditions.

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We saw Jess's group and got some good photo's, send me a PM with your email address and we can send them over

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Road was clear until the last mile or so then it had about 1-2 feet of snow on it. Doubt it will be open this weekend but probably next. Trail to lake all snow, should be a good packed trail now.

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My brother went to Icicle Ridge today, says the road to Colchuck is still closed. I wonder when the gate itself will open. With all the avalanche danger I don't think the rangers are in any hurry to open it.

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