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[TR] Cascade Pass - Johannesberg Mountain, Northeast Buttress 7/15/2012

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Trip: Cascade Pass - Johannesberg Mountain, Northeast Buttress

 

Date: 7/15/2012

 

Trip Report:

This was my first trip into the alpine outside of the Stuart Range, so as Jens and I sped along the dark road to Cascade Pass I drempt of a super long route on solid white granite...

This was not quite what i encountered.

 

I have been wanting to see what i could fit into a solid day in the alpine. When Jens contacted me about doing the Torment-Forbidden traverse or J-berg in a day, i was thrilled for the challenge.

Snow conditions helped us decide to take the long decent back around Mixup Peak. I considered this a beautiful tour of the North Cascades. We started around 6am and got back to the car right before midnight.

I had never felt so mentally taxed from anything elese as i did the next morning. Spending so much time in the "no fall zone" was an intresting experience, but all experiences on the mountains offer a great deal of learning.

 

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We started to the right of the waterfalls.

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Jens starting our Simu-climb100_0457.JPG100_0458.JPG100_0461.JPG100_04631.JPG100_04641.JPG100_04711.JPG100_0466.JPG100_0476.JPG

 

Approach Notes:

Avoid large falling ice from the JC glacier.

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haha I wish it was all splitter white granite too man! At least there's the Bugaboos and California waiting for you!!! Great job dudes, it looked like a beautiful day in a beautiful place...

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Mitocondria, Brad, and I did the CJ couloir yesterday. The snow was perfect. A lot more firm than what it looks like in your pics, no postholing.

 

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I just went to the col cuz I had to be back at work today. Her and Brad went up the East face but I don't think they summited.

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