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  • #571200
    kjkrow
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    Just got back from the Slot and I’m still stoked. It was all that I hoped for. Headed up to the Alpental lot and started skinning around 8:30, but with the woeful coverage, we detoured way west of the waterfall at the base of the Phantom. It turned out to probably be the toughest skinning conditions I’ve experienced with a few inches of dry fluff on top of an unbreakable and slick crust. Lots of cussing and a few bootpacks were involved, and we finally made it to the ridge of Snoqualmie Mt with the snow getting deeper and deeper. A group of 3 on AT’s passed us, so they got first tracks (a mixed blessing, since it was nice to see how the entrance skiied before we dropped).

    The first view:

    AT Guy #1:

    AT Guy #2:

    I dropped in first, with some tough turns on the crust down through the entrance crux. Waited at the dogleg for Erin and Andrew to come down. The swirling snow and variable clouds really contributed to the enclosed nature of the couloir.

    Looking down:

    Erin exiting the crux:

    Andrew:


    Erin in the fall line:

    Deep snow:

    Andrew:

    He’s in there somewhere:

    Looking up from a wide spot about 2/3 of the way down:

    More Andrew:


    Erin:

    Slot:

    Stoked:

    Snowflake:

    The boot out:

    Will post more pics once I get them from Andrew.

    Thanks for looking 😀 :bananas:

    #614305
    ale_capone
    Participant

    Awesome!!

    Way to tap the slot!

    #614306
    kjkrow
    Participant

    A few more pics:

    Climbing above a future project:

    Dropping in:

    In the slot:

    #614307
    dishwasher-dave
    Participant

    Nice work on a classic.

    #614308
    snownskate
    Participant

    Nice work, looks like you got it in pretty decent conditions too.

    Climbing above a future project:

    We’re you talking Guye or….?

    Guye’s got good exposure….

    #614309
    TEX
    Participant

    Damn that line looks soooooooooooo nice

    #614310
    HikeforTurns
    Participant

    Great looking line. Nice conditions too. :thumbsup:

    #614311
    kjkrow
    Participant

    @snownskate wrote:

    Climbing above a future project:

    We’re you talking Guye or….?

    Guye’s got good exposure….

    No, not Guye. Another line off of Snoqualmie that doesn’t go from the ridge, so it’s a rap in or boot from the bottom. I’m looking to rap into it, maybe next weekend.

    #614312
    spicoli11
    Participant

    Nice…I’ve always wanted to rap into that line as well. Looks like you got some good conditions!

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