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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby Jeff Kunkle » Mon May 21, 2012 7:59 am

East Face of Fletcher (Cooper's #23) was in great shape yesterday. We took the left, steeper route. Right less-steep route had a small melted-out section of rock in the constriction.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby Elliot » Mon May 21, 2012 8:37 am

"W Partner's SW couloir was a great time today! One of the more aesthetic climbs I've done this season."

Baker, how far does the snow go on the lookers right couli?

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby EatinHardtack » Mon May 21, 2012 9:41 am

FireOnTheMountain wrote:Vermillion Dollar Couloir. Short and sweet. Sun hits it super early so get on it fast. Light freezing over night still happening.



FOTM, How 's the cornice at the top this year?
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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Mon May 21, 2012 10:03 am

EatinHardtack wrote:
FireOnTheMountain wrote:Vermillion Dollar Couloir. Short and sweet. Sun hits it super early so get on it fast. Light freezing over night still happening.



FOTM, How 's the cornice at the top this year?


Oops my bad. Easily bypassed to the right. Snow is continuous all the way from Ice Lake also but nothing really before that.
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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby HikeforTurns » Mon May 21, 2012 11:46 am

d_baker wrote:W Partner's SW couloir was a great time today! One of the more aesthetic climbs I've done this season.

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Nice! Dont you mean E Partner?


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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby gb » Mon May 21, 2012 7:16 pm

Nice climbs, jjust.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby EatinHardtack » Mon May 21, 2012 7:54 pm

gb, How'd the surrounding peaks look around that area? Niagara or Jones group look good for skiing at all? Heading down there on Thursday night.

FireontheMountain, thanks for the beta on vermillion. Still looking for ski lines for the weekend.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby d_baker » Mon May 21, 2012 7:59 pm

Elliot wrote:"W Partner's SW couloir was a great time today! One of the more aesthetic climbs I've done this season."

Baker, how far does the snow go on the lookers right couli?


We climbed the backwards 'S' couloir center of picture and it was continuous to the top, but thin near the top. (Therefor Not skiable from the top). All other lines did not top out.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby d_baker » Mon May 21, 2012 8:01 pm

HikeforTurns wrote:
d_baker wrote:W Partner's SW couloir was a great time today! One of the more aesthetic climbs I've done this season.

WPartner_May17.JPG



Nice! Dont you mean E Partner?

No. It was West Partner from Booth Lake.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby gb » Mon May 21, 2012 8:15 pm

EatinHardtack wrote:gb, How'd the surrounding peaks look around that area? Niagara or Jones group look good for skiing at all? Heading down there on Thursday night.



Even though they're right next to each other, we didn't have a great view of Niagara or Jones from American (at least the interesting faces, that is). I bet you'd find something up Burns Gulch. Best looking conditions were closer to Silverton.

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Re: Colorado Couloir Conditions

Postby telejb » Tue May 22, 2012 3:40 pm

Any reports from the refrigerator couloir on Ice Mountain?

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