Monday, February 13, 2006

Ice on Spread Eagle

Rob King and I headed up into the north basin on Spread Eagle on friday, there we climbed two short ice routes. The left hand route was a 45m WI2 and the middle route is a 35m WI3/4 depending which side of the climb you are on. Dont know if anyone has been up there before and we havent heard any names for the climbs so we made some up. The left hand WI2 is L.H.K. and the middle WI3/4 is Where Eagles Dare. If anyone knows the proper names for the climbs please pass it on. The aproach was about 2hrs long and I dont know if the buffalo paddock that you cross is private property, you can go around. Follow the drainage until you get to your first right and follow that up to the climbs. Where Eagles Dare 35m WI3/4

The gullies leading up to the climbs had varying amounts of snow in them from ankle to thigh deep. These climbs sit below large east fasing gullies and I would pick your day wisely, following the avi conditions and such.
The right hand set of climbs we didnt get to due to the latness of the day and they were a little thin looking.
L.H.K. WI2 45m


At 2/13/2006 10:57:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are these the climbs left of the main couloirs on spread eagle? How were things looking for the main col?


Posted by scott harms

At 2/13/2006 12:20:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The climbs are left of the main coulior, as for the conditions of the coulior, I would assume they are close to the same as the gullies we were hiking up due to them being on the same aspect and hight n stuff, I would wait until more spring like conditions because we were wadling through waist deep snow in spots and there were signs of recent avi's in the area. When we were up in the coulior last spring the going was great on the frozen iso snow (until it thawed)but right now I betcha you'll be wadling most of the way up.
If it snows this week I wouldn't recoment going in there.
Chris M 

Posted by chris m

At 2/13/2006 04:17:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

how far up the coulior did you get or did you make it the whole way? 

Posted by scott harms


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