Bloody Mountain via Bloody Couloir
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Sherwin Creek Road was snowed in at 7300 ft, just before the turnoff on to Laurel Lakes Road. Brad, Izzy, and I were able to start skinning from the vehicles. We skinned up the road and then followed a minor drainage, but at 9000 ft had to descend a short ways back into the main Laurel Creek drainage.
After a few switchbacks at the bottom of the couloir, I switched to crampons and followed Brad as we booted to the summit. There were a handful of people ahead of us who set a nice bootpack up. After a bite to eat and a few pictures, we shredded back down and were able to ski almost all the way to the cars.
Suunto Movescount (GPS and heart rate data) here: http://www.movescount.com/moves/move151857924
Starting up Laurel Lakes Road
Brad skinning behind me
In the cirque
On the summit ridge, looking east to the summit
On the ridge, looking west
View south, Red Slate's north couloir looking impressive
Me and others on the ridge