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BeauCarrillo

[TR] Dragontail - Colchuck - Triple Couloirs - NBC 5/12/2012

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Trip: Dragontail - Colchuck - Triple Couloirs - NBC

 

Date: 5/12/2012

 

Trip Report:

My friend Nick and I cruised two spring routes this week in great condition. Pictures and words here: Beau's Blog

 

Gear Notes:

1 picket, 3 screws, 00 cam was handy twice on belays.

 

Approach Notes:

the road was closed with VERY little snow. Should blow open soon.

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Looks like you guys climbed the North East Buttress Couloir on Colchuck, not the NBC.

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one more tag for the 3C -- Kyle Flick, Bill Wicheta, and I left my house about 0100 of May 12, rode mountain bikes from the gate to the Stuart Lake Trailhead, (only 3.49 miles by Bill's cycle-computer) nipped up to Dragontail, climbed 3C, & even Old Farts like me & Wicheta were out by 0200 of May 13. Flick was much faster, but Bill and I are Old, Weak, and Lazy. Road is entirely snow free to beyond Eightmile trailhead, with one almost-gone smear of snow about one-quarter mile below Stuart trailhead. Word from Leavenworth ranger district was that the road would open when it was clear of snow to Eightmile trail. By that standard, the gate should have been open already... any day, now, I guess...

 

no sign of open water at Colchuck Lake -- looks about a month away unless we see some WARM...

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Saw Kyle's car at the gate good job guys! There is water at the lake you have to chop down by the rocks with your Adze or do you kids with your new fangle tools not carry one of those anymore?! :)

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