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    jcocci
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    Was going to head up to Crystal to to get some of the potentially last powder up there, but got a call from Preston and he wanted to hit some north facing stuff off the Kendall Peak area so it sounded like a good idea so we changed plans. Preston, my buddy Nick and I headed up to Snoqualmie and started skinning around 7:30am. Took us about 2.5 hours to get to our high point and found some nice north facing chutes.

    Heading up.

    A little obstacle to negotiate.

    Nick contemplating.

    Nick going for it.

    Preston decided to try a little higher.

    I decided to try Nick’s way.

    Made it.

    Looking down our ridge.

    We decided to try and cut a cornice to test for stability and couldn’t get it to go so we thought maybe we should jump on it to see if that helps.

    We couldn’t get it to go.

    Preston scoping the line.

    Nick coming down.

    Nick approves.

    Preston.

    Nick.

    The sun was getting warm.

    Checking out cornices across the valley.

    This one was big.

    We had to head back out the way we came down.

    The final 100 feet or so required boot packing.

    A great day and some great snow.

    #617073
    Nikon
    Participant

    gorgeous

    #617074
    BGnight
    Participant

    @jcocci wrote:

    Preston drooling :drool: .

    fyp

    #617075
    prestonf
    Participant

    I guess we loosened up that cornice pretty good. Maybe it finally came down over the weekend 😉 .

    Way to point it.
    @jcocci wrote:

    #617076
    fullers2oh
    Participant

    nice TR, great pics! this looks like a great area and good to see the late season PNW powder!

    now i know nothing about cutting cornices as i have never attempted to do it but whats up with the rope around the waist?

    while im asking stupid questions what was that obstacle anyway? an old crown?

    #617077
    prestonf
    Participant

    john tied in with a bowline on a coil so he could be on belay while he stomped around on that cornice in case it broke off behind him. It’s a way to tie into a rope if you have a rope but no harness. Not recommended though!

    http://www.brmrg.org/knots/FTL/coil.html

    (he was also the only one who remembered it.)

    We wanted to cut the cornice just to test stability since it snowed a bunch the day before and we toured up the back side and that line is pretty steep, etc. But basically we were just f@c*ing around.

    #617078
    Kyle Miller
    Participant

    Nice work and great choice for terrain guys.

    #617079
    Ecobrad
    Participant

    I was about the repost this picture. :drool: :drool: :drool: is right!

    @BGnight wrote:

    @jcocci wrote:

    Preston drooling :drool: .

    fyp

    #617080
    ale_capone
    Participant

    Nice!! :thatrocks:

    #617081
    bcrider
    Participant

    These two are my fav too! 🙂

    #617082
    Kyle Miller
    Participant

    😯 :drool: :headbang:
    Once again that is some sick terrain

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