Northeast Couloir AI 2 4th Class

 
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High Sierra, California USA


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North Couloir(Right), North Peak, Mono County
Saturday July 26, 2014 5:17pm
One pitch was beautiful alpine blue ice, the top and steeper part was becoming rotten and interesting fast.

Credit: 0ri0n

Get it while its good, watch for projectiles.

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0ri0n is a trad climber from El Portal.

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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Jul 26, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
pretty minimal... nice TR
amazing how late in the year for that ice.
adikted

Boulder climber
Tahooooeeeee
  Jul 26, 2014 - 10:20pm PT
We'll done...another month or two and it should be bulletproof...hopefully!!
Bad Climber

climber
  Jul 27, 2014 - 05:53am PT
Nice pic. I did that route in the fall many years ago--tough blue ice the whole way. My sense of the route--and this is my personal preference--is that it needed to be either a) steeper or b) just a snow climb, i.e. do it earlier in the season. There's something just a pain in the ass about 40 degree-ish hard ice. I seems to me a big hassle and not that fun. When ice gets steeper, the whole game changes, but at the lower angles, ugh.

Well done.

BAd
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
  Jul 27, 2014 - 07:28am PT
For the record, that route is not in Yosemite, but in Mono County.
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North Peak - Northeast Couloir AI 2 4th Class - High Sierra, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The Northeast Couloir of North Peak.
Photo: Dan Mingori