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East couloir of Thor Peak, 28 March
#3294 03/29/10 03:03 PM
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Yesterday four of us climbed the most northerly east chute of Thor and descended the Secret Route. I had done an ice ax and crampon ascent of it about 35 years ago, and thought it was time to repeat it.

It's steep, and the dreadful-at-times snow conditions sapped our energy and slowed us down, so we didn't have time for the summit.

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This was my third weekend in a row in the Whitney area, and the conditions have been different each time.

Our ascent route:
08 Our ascent route

Re: East couloir of Thor Peak, 28 March
Bob R #3303 03/29/10 09:58 PM
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Hey Bob,
Love the "glissader", I think maybe I need one! I tore about a 3 inch hole in the seat of my favorite snow pants in Baldy Bowl yesterday. Aargh!!

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Bob R #3321 03/30/10 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bob R
Yesterday four of us climbed the most northerly east chute of Thor and descended the Secret Route. I had done an ice ax and crampon ascent of it about 35 years ago, and thought it was time to repeat it.


It's steep, and the dreadful-at-times snow conditions sapped our energy and slowed us down, so we didn't have time for the summit.




Yeah no kidding about the steep part.Love the glisading pants.Nice job.So I assume you will do this again in another 35 years.


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