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December 29th, 2015, Guye Peak East Couloir
« on: 12/30/15, 09:52 AM »

Got a late start up to Guye Peak and just snuck in a lap down the east couloir before dark. Looked like we were the first (and last) two of the day, but there were at least a couple other tracks from earlier in the week. Snow was a little funky in the pinches where previous riders had sloughed off some snow and it had globbed up a bit, but still very rippable throughout. No slabs to speak of, but it's steep enough you're going to get some slough no matter how stable/consolidated things are. It was the first time through for both of us, and this is definitely one of the ones that's steeper and skinnier than either of us imagined.  It's the pinch that keeps on pinching. Still, it's continuous snow top to bottom, with a few different options for routes down as it widens out.

I didn't take a lot of pics because we were rapidly losing light by the time we reached the top and didn't want to have to get the headlamps out for our return out Commonwealth Basin. We approached from the PCT trailhead, up Commonwealth Basin, on to the Cave Ridge saddle, and up to Guye from there.

Lots other people out there getting some great looking lines on Red, Kendall, etc.





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