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[TR] Colchuck Peak - Colchuck Glacier w/ ski descent 3/9/2013

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Trip: Colchuck Peak - Colchuck Glacier w/ ski descent

 

Date: 3/9/2013

 

Trip Report:

I went up to Leavenworth over the weekend to try Triple Couloirs on DT. Stuff din't really work out and we never got on the route. I did climb Colchuck Peak via the Colchuck Glacier and ski down from the col between DT and CC. Conditions were amazing for skiing. Spent two nights out there.

 

Check out pretty pictures and read more of the specifics here... Mountain Mischief

 

Gear Notes:

Well what we actually used... tools, pons, skis.

 

Approach Notes:

Skis... not recommended unless you are actually skiing as supposed to climbing. The approach is rough and difficult, snow shoes are better.

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Hey thanks guys! It was great to meet so many CCers up there this weekend. Telemarker, thanks for letting me know about that thread, it's hilarious . I might have to flesh out my story a little more and post it!

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Good to meet you after coming down of triple couloirs. I was trying ti figure out why you looked so familiar then, and it was because I've seen your face on here before. At least you had a bomb day of skiing!

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Skis... not recommended unless you are actually skiing as supposed to climbing. The approach is rough and difficult, snow shoes are better.

If there is not much new snow the approach trail will likely have a deep trench created by snowshoes and walkers, and skiing down in particular can be a nightmare, but even in "challenging" conditions, a good skier will benefit from wearing skis.

 

If you are climbing a real technical climb ski boots may not be your best bet. For most of the "standard" winter climbs up there, they do OK.

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Quite the ingenuous TR- unprepared partner, post-midnight camp arrival, aborted climb, winter summit, 2,500’ ski descent, more fails on the way back down- Sounds epic! Misbegotten partners are bad; specious ones can be even worse.

 

At least you were able to ditch him & nab a winter summit- sick views! Nice, man- keep up the good work!

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