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cooper spur/sunshine route conditions

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Has anyone been up either of these routes recently? Thinking of heading up there Sunday and curious as to conditions.

 

Cheers,

Seth

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Was up sunshine last weekend 1/19-1/20. Conditions were firm all the way and the route was very straight forward. I marked our approximate route on the pic below, which was taken aroiund 9000'. It was a mixture of step kicking, hard snow/alpine ice and even a little water ice through the rocks. All of it easily solo'd.

 

If you plan to bivy the last flat spot before Queen's chair is at about 8400'. Having never been on this route before I was expecting to be able to bivy higher on snowdome which I thought was around 9k.

 

The schrund near the top is thinly bridged and open in a few places. We crossed it easily but it wasn't obvious until we were almost on top of it.

 

Sunshine_1-20-14.jpg

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