Trip Report
South Face of South Duke Taku Range AK
Thursday June 1, 2017 9:56am
Here's a few of the FA of the South Face of the South Summit of South Duke. Pretty straightforward with good quality rock up to 5.9 and some WI3 ice/snow. I flew in with Coastal Helicopters and skied/hiked out.

Credit: johnkelley

Credit: johnkelley

Credit: johnkelley

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johnkelley
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johnkelley is a climber from Anchorage Alaska.

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Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
  Jun 1, 2017 - 12:18pm PT
Sounds like a great trip, got any more info or pics? This looks like it could be a real classic climb and TR.
norm larson

climber
wilson, wyoming
  Jun 1, 2017 - 02:42pm PT
Cool John, how was the ski out?
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Author's Reply  Jun 1, 2017 - 02:48pm PT
Long... It's about 25 miles. Skied for around 15 of it until I ran out of snow and hiked the rest.

Thanks for the bindings btw
norm larson

climber
wilson, wyoming
  Jun 1, 2017 - 03:43pm PT
Yeah no problem, glad you are using them. At least part of the way...
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
  Jun 1, 2017 - 04:59pm PT
Pretty awesome! I always enjoy reading your TRs, johnkelley.

Am curious about what boot and binding setup you are using? Are you climbing and skiing in the same boots?
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
  Jun 1, 2017 - 05:10pm PT
I like this. Really fine, the puro.
johnkelley

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Author's Reply  Jun 1, 2017 - 05:28pm PT
I used a pair of Nepal Evos for both and a pair of Megas for the harder rock pitches. Silveretta 500's for bindings on Rossignal BC 125's. The scaled skis are nice. No skins
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