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96avs01

Jeff and NSis Conditions

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Anyone been up Jefferson or North Sister recently? Wondering on conditions. Currently looking at the South Ridge on Jefferson and the South/Southeast Ridge on North Sister. Would love first-hand info on the traverses. Any info you can pass along is greatly appreciated!

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No current beta, but I'm gonna say with a high level of certainty that it's totally and completely bare. I'm sure even the glaciers themselves are substantially reduced from their normal size.

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Went up Jeff West Rib yesterday. Down the SW ridge. As predicted, it was snow free. Running water from a snow patch was also available on the traverse around 11am.

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jacramer you're crazy. i mean that in a good way. west rib in totally dry conditions, wow. that's awesome/brutal. any pictures? Go in by pamelia way or woodpecker?

 

cheers

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It wasn't that bad. The same looseness/exposure as the traverse from red saddle to the NW side of the pinnacle, but for several thousand feet...

 

Went in via Pamelia. A leisurely 12 hours c2c. Trekking poles and a light pack help on the scree.

 

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With no crampons or axe, I had to skirt the snow below to the south (left).

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Conditions view from halfway down the SW ridge.

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96avs01 did you end up climbing Jefferson? Any more update on the traverse?

 

Anyone who has climbed the south side of the pinnacle willing to give their assessment or beta?

 

Thanks,

 

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^^^Nope, aborted our plans with the moisture. Decided to peak bag in CA...'enjoying' smoke and colder than normal temps.

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