Couloir Season 2013

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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby SurfNTurf » Tue May 21, 2013 4:54 pm

Fair enough. Here's a few actual shots of the NW Bowl, Fletcher's Northwest Face and some ski action. Maybe not technically couloirs but they're frequently climbed and skied this time of year, thought someone might want the info. Delete if you see fit.

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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue May 21, 2013 7:16 pm

I was just kidding because your photo was, well, a white-out! Yup, there's plenty of good snow climbing (and descending, of course) in that area, with fairly easy access.
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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby SurfNTurf » Tue May 21, 2013 7:22 pm

Sorry, just misinterpreted your post, haha. Silly Internet and its lack of body language and inflection!
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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Wed May 22, 2013 6:00 am

On Kit Carson Friday, I was pretty surprised to see this much snow in Crestone Peak's NW couloir:
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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby Elliot » Wed May 22, 2013 6:51 am

I want to ski that Bill! Short but sweet
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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Wed May 22, 2013 9:04 am

Tried to solo Martha last Thursday. Wasn't up for the icy top headwall solo and downclimbing was a little on the intesne side :lol:

1st constriction filled in, 2nd was a little mixed interesting move. Saw footprints only at the apron so not tracked out (although this post not gonna help that, sorry).
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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby atalarico » Wed May 22, 2013 4:45 pm

Attempted Skywalker today. I wasn't Jedi enough. TR is here...http://14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=13503
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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby vip-valet1 » Wed May 22, 2013 4:50 pm

Nice pics Fire on the Mountain! That's getting me excited. Anyone interested in attempting Martha anytime soon? Also game for Flying Dutchman or Dreamweaver. I am open any dates but this Saturday and Sunday(anniversary) and June 2(climb of Cables route already planned. Any takers let me know! May post as a separate post as well so all see
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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby ash-ish » Wed May 22, 2013 9:28 pm

Does anybody have beta on Mt. Arkansas' North Couloir?
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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby killingcokes » Wed May 22, 2013 9:31 pm

Arkansas is in for sure. Saw it from the summit of Lincoln last weekish.
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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby jmc5040 » Wed May 22, 2013 10:11 pm

Does anyone know the condition of Silver Couloir on Buffalo Mountain?

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Re: Couloir Season 2013

Postby ash-ish » Thu May 23, 2013 3:49 am

Thanks killingcokes

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