Verticolorful Posted May 29, 2012 Share Posted May 29, 2012 Trip: Colchuck Lake - North Buttress Couloir - Acid Baby Date: 5/27/2012 Trip Report: Wow. Climbing has been providing me with experiences that words really can not capture. I am so thankful to have such inspirational people and amazing landscapes around me everyday. On Saturday I got to the trail head at 6am and started moving. I was considering doing The North Buttress Couloir or Colchuck Glacier; this was my first steep snow climb, so I wanted to feel out my options first. Once I arrived at the lake the snow was so perfect, I knew I was doing NBC. Deciding to travel light made the entire outing really fun. I ended up making back to my car just after 12pm. What a good morning. Asgaurd pass Beta On Monday Grant showed up to my house at 6am; Stoke was super high to get on this Leavenworth classic. Acid baby is an amazing route that provides EVERYTHING in the way of a fun climbing adventure. The route is almost completely dry and snow provides a super fast decent. I consider it to be my favorite climb so far. We walked across the lake on our decent and I DO NOT suggest this beta at all! Gear Notes: NBC: Pickets and rock gear would work great for a running belay or simu-climb. Acid Baby: Doubles from Blue alien to #3 Camalot and a 60 meter worked great. Approach Notes: to avoid post-holing travel in early morning. To cross Asguard pass without crampons wait tell later in the day. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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