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 Peak(s):  Mt. Democrat  -  14,148 feet
 Post Date:  06/28/2010
 Date Climbed:   06/27/2010
 Posted By:  alan

 Democrat N face - 1 pic TR   

Lots and lots of options for ski descents, folks. We did the longer, more direct line on the climber's left of the face, rather than the N couloir described in Dave Cooper's CO Snow Climbs book (climber's far right). But nearly any of the obvious lines would have been great.

Corn conditions were prime at 10AM. And we found no significant sun cupping or runnels.

Walking back through the valley, we made the unwise choice of sticking close to the stream at the valley floor, which resulted in bushwhaccking for 20 minutes to get back to the patchy trail.

This couloir is at least 2-3 weeks behind Quandary's N couloir in terms of snow meltout. The coming weekend(s) should still be really nice conditions here.

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  • Comments or Questions (3)
Elliot


Good to see other people still getting turns     2010-06-28 13:58:24
We saw u guys ski that couly and ended up skiing the lookers right couly. Nice work. I also ended up doing some bushwacking


Jesse Peterson


Nice     2010-06-30 19:04:48
Were you the dudes we saw at the road/creek crossing on the approach? Saw your tracks from Clinton, nice. Good conditions up there for sure..


alan

     2010-06-30 20:07:50
Yup, that was us. Good to meet you guys (briefly).



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