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SExNW

Alpine this weekend?

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Is anyone interested in doing Shuksan via the Sulphide or other moderate alpine route this weekend (14-15th)? I'm comfortable on moderate mutli-pitch trad and have glacier experience. I have necessary gear, car, and live in Seattle. PM if interested or email cpchapp@uw.edu. -Craig

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If you go for Shuiksan via Sulfide you'll find pretty good conditions. I did it last week. Snow starts down in the trees below Shannon Ridge. The Notch has a few cornices. Good camping at 6500, toilets are not melted out. Despite clear nights last weekend, snow did not harden and was soft on climb and VERY soft on descent (postholing above the knee). The Southeast Rib was a good climb - it's all melted out. A few of the gully rap stations were still covered and I couldn't find them all.

 

I've got work this weekend, otherwise I'd do something with you. Hope you have a fun trip.

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Thanks for the update Matt. I found a partner and we will be doing the SE rib instead of the gully. Have fun at work!

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SE Rib is a fun climb. Bring a set, or doubles if you have 'em, of stoppers from #4 to #9 and four to six double length runners. I wouldn't bother with cams. Have fun!

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