Forums Trip Reports Mt Gabb – 4/26/08
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  • #570079
    bcd
    232 Posts

    I got a look at this one a few weeks back, and it seemed like it hadn’t been hit by the winds this year.

    (Taken from Mt Huntington):

    Joe was already out there, a day ahead of me. So on Friday night I hiked in after work, and set up camp below Bear Creek Spire.

    Sunrise:

    Moonset:

    I packed up camp and headed over Cox Col, where I found Joe on the West side above Lake Italy.
    After dropping off some gear, we set off for the East Face of Gabb.

    Climbing:

    Views:

    On the summit, looking down into the North Couloir:

    On the ridge:

    Looking North:

    Skiing down into the couloir:

    The top had been stripped by the wind, and involved some navigating through the rocks.
    Joe opted to do this a little more gracefully than I did:

    Back to the snow:

    Now it’s time for some skiing:

    Out on the apron:

    Looking back:

    From the bottom of the Couloir we had a short climb over Gabbott Pass to get back to camp:

    It’s over there somewhere:

    Matching tents:

    Mt Julius Caesar:

    Nightfall:

    Climbing back over Cox Col in the morning:

    Below Bear Creek Spire:

    Heading down into Rock Creek Canyon:

    #605816
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Fabulous pics BCD! 8)

    #605817
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    @bcrider wrote:

    Fabulous pics BCD! 8)

    My thoughts exactly.

    #605818
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    WOW – enough said!

    #605819
    jimw
    1420 Posts

    Sweet TR and pics as usual! BD could make an entire catalog with just your pics:

    @bcd wrote:

    Matching tents:

    Mt Julius Caesar:

    Nightfall:

    #605820
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    My God. If by some miracle we get 6 inches or more of snow I know where I’m going. I never knew that line existed.

    #605821
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    BGnight, what about that pair of rock outcroppings 1/3 way down? That would seem to be the only choke obstacle to the nice long line.

    #605822
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    Wow – really cool line. Nice action shots too!

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #605823
    digdug
    88 Posts

    one of my favorite spots in the Sierras – thanks for the huge stoke & beta. and whippets. more whippets! heading up and out next weekend 😀

    #605824
    fullers2oh
    525 Posts

    this mt gabb looks like a very nice line, way to go. snow conditions also looked pretty good up there. amazing pics, good action shots even though they are skiiing 😀

    #605825
    joesnow
    46 Posts

    Don’t worry, I’ll post some shots of BCD riding his board on Gabb too. But beware, I may have shots of him skiing too!

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