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 Peak(s):  La Plata Peak  -  14,336 feet
 Post Date:  04/09/2012
 Date Climbed:   04/08/2012
 Posted By:  Mrwaffles989
 Additional Members:   jmoney

 La Plata North Face   


La Plata North Face Ski
April 9th, 2012
Jmoney and MrWaffles989




I drove to the La Plata TH to meet up with Jmoney. We last skied together nearly 2 years ago. Today, our mission was this route:



The moonset was nice



The snow was nice and firm, so we began booting up the standard route.








We gained the saddle and got a view of the remaining route. False Summit




Summit Shots






The Ski Descent
(Skier photos by Jmoney)

We dropped into the couloir right off the summit. The top part of this line was terrible. Boiler plate, shallow windslab, and rock.



Jmoney checkin' it out








Jmoney comes down the bad part.


and crosses to the better snow.


Ugh.


Then the snow coverage became much more consistent. Jmoney charged on down.


I followed








We took off










A look back up


>

Hike out




It was rather difficult getting down. We eventually hit the river and crossed over to the highway. Then walked back to the TH and finished another great day.


 


  • Comments or Questions (2)
skiingrock

Congrads     2012-04-09 21:16:09
Sick shred!!! cool fullmoon


Chinook


Nice!     2012-04-09 21:18:13
Great job on less than perfect conditions, at least up top. Just curious, do you have vasoline smeared on the left side of your camera?



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