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 Peak(s):  "Citadel, The"  -  13,294 feet
 Post Date:  04/09/2011
 Date Climbed:   04/09/2011
 Posted By:  ulvetano

 Snooping on Citadel   

Great day today at The Citadel. Was stoked to get a last minute email from 'OutsideMike' with interest in an outing. Departing from the TH at 7:45 seemed a little late, but we made good time and the weather helped us out every step of the way. Image

We decided to head up Snoopy's Backside Chute, for a direct ascent, all the while keeping a leery eye of the mountain slopes flanking each side of our route. ImageImageThe snow appeared to be very stable up until the confines of the chute, but in certain areas we very very unconsolidated snow that gave us pause. We slightly altered our route in search of better snow which we found in the direct center of the chute. ImageImageImage
Snoopy's Sister
ImageWe made the summit saddle in 5 hrs, snacked, then headed up East and West Citadel's. Unreal views and some exposure to boot! Took around 45 to get back to the car.

Great day out there today.

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  • Comments or Questions
outsidemike


Nice Day!     2011-04-12 13:45:16
Thanks for posting a TR! Snoopy's was a great route. Definitely need to get out again soon.


mtnfiend


Well done     2011-04-14 20:18:43
Looks like you got it in prime conditions!!



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