Forums Trip Reports bloody couloir Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) Author Posts March 28, 2012 at 1:17 am #576697 brainsteak 87 Posts easy skinning right from the parking lot, with some snowfall to make things interesting. always a beautiful sight looking back, just enough snow to cruise the whole way the chute looks inviting, but first we need to climb the huge talus field. what i consider the toughest part. around 2 grand of steep, loose rocks. the y-chute and main couloir behind. choices fun ridgeline with epic views the best view of them all. this is a big chute i’d like to say the snow was as good as it looked in that shot. but it turned out to be more of a chalky, breakable wind board. easily edgeable, but couldn’t really rip it. made for a zesty drop in. john, hop turns off the top there was definitely some great turns in the right spots a great line March 28, 2012 at 1:59 am #654123 BlahBlahBlah 21 Posts Nice. What area is this? March 28, 2012 at 2:03 am #654124 christoph benells 717 Posts just outside of mammoth lakes ca March 28, 2012 at 4:26 am #654125 Swedish-banana 147 Posts Really nice. I appreciate it! March 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm #654126 nickstayner 700 Posts Damn- snow down low makes that shit look like the Beartooths! Are the drainage approaches always so dry? Looks like a rad line! March 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm #654127 TEX 2486 Posts Nice Job. how far up can you drive right now? March 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm #654122 brainsteak 87 Posts nick- this year is the thinnest snowpack in a long time for the sierra. really does look bare when i look at that pic again. tex- we started at the dirt parking lot for snow-mo access. skinning right from the car on solid packed snow. made for a long trip up, but of course, was able to ride back to the car. had to cross dry patches only a few times. March 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm #654128 ta hui 45 Posts FUCKERS!!! nice one boys!!! solid weekend!! diggin the early starts :rock: :headbang: March 31, 2012 at 2:32 am #654129 EBwest 71 Posts ah ya…nice. are the “Y” chutes rippable as well? looking to get up there next week… Has anyone ever attempted to ride the snowfield to enter the climbers right Y chute? March 31, 2012 at 9:12 pm #654130 brainsteak 87 Posts rider, yeah that chute gets done. never heard anything first hand though. having been up there a few times ive been tempted, but the main bloody is so classic. April 7, 2012 at 4:20 am #654131 jimw 1421 Posts Nice! Actually looks more filled in than I expected given this lousy snow year. Man, you skinned all the way in on the road? Respect. I’m too lazy. Though it’s probably about the same speed to skin that road as it is to drive it! 🙂 Most folks call that tiny sliver chute the “Y-Not”. Main “Y” is the wider one that it connects into. That main Y is classic. We got lucky one November and were able to drive the road in, and ride the Y in pow. People do the hanging snowfield to Y-Not. You just gotta be damn sure you know where to exit off that snowfield, or else you’re going off a 75-foot cliff. Also want to have a good idea of the conditions in the chute if you don’t climb it, because it’s tight and there’s not much room for error. The one time I did it was the end of last June (!!! that ain’t gonna happen this year…), and it was the worst suncupped refrozen mank you could imagine… but since I climbed it at least I knew what to expect on the way down. 🙂 Sweet line for sure if you can catch it right. This would not be “catching it right”: Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.