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 Peak(s):  Bancroft, Mt  -  13,250 feet
 Post Date:  12/18/2011
 Date Climbed:   12/16/2011
 Posted By:  killingcokes

 Blown Away on Bancroft   

I’ve been busy writing a lot lately and haven’t been too inspired by the lack of snow. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and get outside for some exercise. I figured that with all the high pressure things would be safe. I was hoping that there would be some enough snow to ski aline, but it didn’t really matter, I was after a little time outside and up high and if I got some skiing in great. I enlisted Brian as a partner the night before, we planned to meet up at the Fall River Rd exit on I-70. We then headed up to the Loch Lomond trailhead and got ready. With a start at the crack of 10:30 we were off. The road was only partially covered with snow so we ended up booting up a lot of the road to treeline. Once there we made for a steep shoulder leading to the East Ridge. This is when the wind started. For the next 3 hours or so we were battling 40-50 mph sustained head winds. It was like climbing a mountain while doing a tire pull, you know those track and football drills where you wear a harness and drag a tire behind you until you fail. After the last hump on the ridge the winds stepped up to the 70mph sustained range... more word and pics at my blog makingturns.com







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killingcokes


Not So Much     2011-12-19 13:50:15
The second picture on the blog post has a good look at James' East Slopes. They look really bare. I'd just wait till spring and ski Starlight or Shooting Star



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