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Atlantic / Pacific?

Postby AlpineIce » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:55 am

Hey all, looking for a fun moderate snow climb this weekend. I'm thinking about Atlantic because we were chased off it in horrible whiteout winter conditions and I still need the summit. Anyone been up Atlantic lately? I'm thinking about the west ridge but if it's all melted out, I wouldn't want to spend time on a class 2 ridge without snow (the approach from the gully is a scree pile if I remember). Does the atlantis couloir look climbable? I'm really looking for a fun approach, camp at base, climb with snow so any suggestions would be great!

Re: Atlantic / Pacific?

Postby bergsteigen » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:08 pm

Here's a photo of the east side of Atlantic with the Atlantis Couloir, and it's approach. From Boreas Mtn on Sat
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East side of Atlantic
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Re: Atlantic / Pacific?

Postby AlpineIce » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:34 pm

Fantastic. Thanks for the photo - it's a great view, but wow, a lot has melted, none of the exciting cornices in late winter/spring. Guess it's either RMNP couloir's or maybe Torrey's this weekend.

Thanks again Bergsteigen. Love the name btw, the group I climb with is called "Bergsteiger Korp". Auf Wiedersehen!

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