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Slesse Access FYI

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I am told that the road is now fixed up and driveable to the Slesse Memorial trailhead.

 

No more water bars?

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With the above average snowfall, cool and somewhat wet conditions the pnw is experiencing I bet the pocket will be there for most of the summer.

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With the above average snowfall, cool and somewhat wet conditions the pnw is experiencing I bet the pocket will be there for most of the summer.

 

Interesting. I had speculated the opposite, since the high snow accumulation was higher than the glacier, and it was a really warm spring. As it's been a little more wet lately, I figured that would help it slide off. (but what I lack in experience I make up for in wild speculation and theory, so there's that).

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Awesome photo, thanks. I had heard a friend of a friend did Slesse last weekend (solo?) and had a "super chill" glacier crossing, but I wasn't sure if he crossed the pocket glacier or the other one.

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Thanks for posting the picture. Has anyone indeed been in the last days or weeks and climbed?

 

Not having been into the basin and dealt with the pocket glacier, I also wonder for those who have, how does it (in the picture) look to you?

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The North Slesse (access to North Rib) looks really good right now. The Pocket Glacier has seracs at the bottom and otherwise isn't too broken but could slide off at any time. Frankly I'd choose the North Rib over the Buttress right now.

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Good shot steph! I was there yesterday, still there. Looks passable to me but likely not a great idea, best to wait till a bit more falls off.

 

Brette and I skirted the left side on slab and under the upper blocks in similar condish a couple years back. But it required some shoulder stands to get from one slab to another, which was actually a lot of fun.

 

 

E pillar and Navigator wall are good to go!

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We watched the glacier slide three days ago from chinese puzzle wall. It was pretty f---ing awesome! NE butt should be fairly accessible now.

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Thanks for the update. This has been on my list for years, but I have never been up there. Any info on where to find water? With the snow gone I assume there is none on the mountain? Thanks!

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