Amphitheatre/Eastern Buttress/Sentinel condition

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Hector
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Amphitheatre/Eastern Buttress/Sentinel condition

Postby Hector » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:35 am

Has anyone been in the Amphitheatre / Sentinel / Eastern Buttress area since the big snow dump last week? How much snow is up there, particularly in the south-facing gullies?
Thanks.

Spook
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Real Name: Karl Lawrenz [Spook]

Re: Amphitheatre/Eastern Buttress/Sentinel condition

Postby Spook » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:38 am

Hi Hector, We shot up Beacon Buttress Gully on Sat and down the chains on Sun. The Gully was still fairly choked with snow and made for a fairly easy ascent. Icy in sections needed some solid kicking of steps and an ice axe was v welcome! other places were softer and we fell through the crust up to our bellies. Less snow on top than expected but still a good amount. See pics at

http://www.vertical-endeavour.com/forum ... &start=150

Spook

Hector
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Re: Amphitheatre/Eastern Buttress/Sentinel condition

Postby Hector » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:21 pm

Thanks Spook!


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