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 Peak(s):  San Luis Peak  -  14,014 feet
 Post Date:  04/23/2013
 Date Climbed:   04/21/2013
 Posted By:  Gueza
 Glopfest 2013 - San Luis Peak   

Crew: Rob (Logling), Me
Stats: 13miles 5200ft Vertical RT
Route: Climb and ski of the most West Yawner Gully from Equity Mine
Time: Start 4am Back at car at 3pm (11 hours RT)

A last minute decision was made Saturday morning to go climb and ski San Luis peak on Sunday. Rob and I made it up the mostly dry road to the TH just below the Equity mine at around 9pm. The alarms were set for 3:15am and we were on the trail and moving by 4am. A little route finding error had us on the Northern end of the pass at around sunrise.



Rob topping out on the pass




A look at the dust layer buried beneath a thick windslab on a 25 degree NE facing slope
The result was an ECTX


The skiing from the pass was some of the best i've had all year






Very soon it was time to start skinning again




We made good progress skinning up the majority of the Yawner






Looking West


Soon enough it was time to booter


Crampons would have made the ascent a lot faster as the snow was pretty firm in places



Getting bored with the snow we hopped on the ridge




Wetterhorn and Uncompagre are looking nice




Then it was just a short stroll to the summit


Topped out on the summit at around 11am


Ski descent number 31 for both of us

Rob


Me


Hung around for a little bit and it was time to click in. Skiing directly off of the summit is always a treat












Getting Some












All too soon it was time to put the skins back on and ensue what would be one of the most memorable skins of my life...


After a lot of this...


and this...


We finally made it to the top of the pass



After that it was just a fast pleasant ski back to the car. Solid day with a solid partner. Thanks for a good day Rob!




  • Comments or Questions (10)
bergsteigen


Awesome!     2013-04-23 15:24:02
I've been looking to ski this one soon, so thanks for the beta!


BillMiddlebrook


Nice job!     2013-04-23 15:37:07
I bet now you'll start carrying glopstopper?


dillonsarnelli


ERIC!     2013-04-23 16:14:52
you the man!


lordhelmut


Land of Glob Monsters     2013-04-23 16:25:01
Refer to Prakash's field manual on how to deal with the glob creatures north of San Luis Pass (its listed under ”More Wallowing”)

http://www.summitpost.org/san-luis-winter-ascent-ski-descent-3-12-11/705099


SurfNTurf


Nice work     2013-04-23 16:30:21
Cool report Eric, congrats on yet another one skied!


maverick_manley


Glop is your friend... say no to Glopstop     2013-04-23 17:22:04
Nice report man. Thanks for the beta in the area. I thought there would be more dust


mtnfiend


looked like good snow.....     2013-04-23 18:50:57
for a 14er! Coverage looks surprisingly good down there, way to get after it.


lodgling


Pics     2013-04-23 21:14:02
Nice TR, Eric! I added an epilogue with a few pics of you. Fun getting out again.


pioletski


Nice one guys!     2013-04-24 12:27:35
Glop, schmop. Just carry the last piece of an old bar of any wax, it'll work. We did have a greta time battling the glop on San Luis... as Prakash so ably documented.


KansasBoarder


Gloppity Gloppity...     2013-04-29 10:12:25
Nice work! Some really fun turns after the last storm cycle - creamy goodness. I was surprised by the coverage in YBB as well. Not to shabby given the first 90% of the 'Winter'.



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