Forums Trip Reports Middle Palisade – 4/15/11 Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 22 total) 1 2 → Author Posts April 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm #574715 bcd 232 Posts Been hanging mostly with skiers lately. I apologize for the lack of snowboarders in these photos. But this one was my first big day of the season, so I thought I’d share it over here…… We got some beta that Middle Palisade was filled in about a week ago. There had been a little wind since then, but we decided to head out there to check it out. This thing doesn’t hold much snow for very long. The gully isn’t very deep, and it gets stripped by the wind incredibly quickly. So while it has always been high on my list of things to do, the timing of it is very difficult. The other problem is that you can’t get a view of the coverage until you are just below it. So we left the car at 5:30 with no idea what we would find. First view of our destination: Skinning toward the glacier: Climbing: Getting closer: Entering the chute: Up: This is why they call him Crow-Bar: The ridge!: In case you’ve run out of things to ski around here: Ski time crux #1: Ski time: Jon takes his jump-turns VERY seriously: Crux #3: More skiing: The wind began to kick up from the north: Getting pelted in the face with uphill spindrift isn’t pleasant: But we still managed to have fun: On the safety of the glacier: April 16, 2011 at 7:28 pm #639269 TEX 2486 Posts Classic Sierra right there Excellent Shot Dan April 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm #639270 J-Bar 7 Posts You guys are my heros! I feel better now, thank you Dan. April 17, 2011 at 6:45 am #639271 NoKnees 336 Posts Great line, in, um conditions… 😉 Well documented, your photography keeps getting better too… Nice way to enjoy your first “big day” of the year… Greg - NoKnees April 17, 2011 at 9:00 am #639272 liketoride 263 Posts That looks like quite a burly line. High stoke factor. Beautiful photos. :thatrocks: Splitboarding is the answer unless Splitbooting is the answer, either way we're going snowboarding because America! April 17, 2011 at 11:39 pm #639273 barrows 1490 Posts well done bcd. Way to take advantage of a timing window to nab a beautiful line on a classic peak. Ahh, The Palisades… Great photos as usual. April 18, 2011 at 5:30 am #639274 96avs01 875 Posts stellar as always bcd!!! it was windy enough that night that there was no evidence of your tracks the next day looking down from the thumb. 165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks 163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s 162 Furberg Chris April 18, 2011 at 5:48 am #639275 jbaysurfer 947 Posts Very very nice! I heard rumor you were up there this weekend! Don’t tell anyone I said this, it being a skier and all, but the peddle turn shot is money :thatrocks: April 18, 2011 at 7:17 am #639276 russman 689 Posts WHAT THE F**K!!!? Dude, the Middle Palisade is GNAAAAAAARLY!! :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: Is this a first Descent Dan? Holy crap well done!! April 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm #639277 rod9301 34 Posts great trip. Did you happen to see the u and v-notch coverage? April 18, 2011 at 9:15 pm #639278 russman 689 Posts I am now wanting to move down to the Eastern Sierra for 6 weeks every year….. April 18, 2011 at 9:59 pm #639279 fullers2oh 525 Posts filled in nicely, as far as your BCD billygoat routes go :disco: :thumpsup: :disco: wow really amazing dan, nice to see you get this one done! and now is the time to do it eh? only question is what is left for you now in the palisades? April 19, 2011 at 12:05 am #639280 UPGRAYEDD_2505 127 Posts Awesome. Cruximus Maximus. April 19, 2011 at 12:35 am #639281 bcd 232 Posts @russman wrote: Is this a first Descent Dan? Holy crap well done!! Nope. It’s been done a handful of times in the past. Not too many, though, since there’s a ton of luck involved in finding it covered. @rod9301 wrote: great trip. Did you happen to see the u and v-notch coverage? No views of the U or V yet this year. I imagine they are filled in, but I’m not positive. A lot of the snow that fell in the middle of the season was light and dry, which doesn’t stick to the ice very well. So it’s hard to say. April 19, 2011 at 1:09 am #639282 powderjunkie 1669 Posts SICK :thatrocks: April 19, 2011 at 2:11 am #639283 HikeforTurns 1113 Posts Wow. 😯 April 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm #639284 Ecobrad 2068 Posts :thatrocks: April 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm #639285 rod9301 34 Posts i hear that South lake is undergoing repairs to the dam. Does anyone know if you can still walk on the road, or it’s closed to pedestrians as well? April 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm #639286 divisadero 8 Posts I literally felt my stomach tighten looking at this photo. Great stuff. April 20, 2011 at 5:29 am #639287 BGnight 1382 Posts You thought I would do that?! 😯 That’s just silly and rad. :rock: Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 22 total) 1 2 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.