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#56702 - 02/20/20 08:36 AM Re: Presidents Day Weekend Summit Attempt [Re: Leon]
Steve C Offline

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7996
Loc: Fresno, CA
Originally Posted By: Leon
can you explain this Gully to me I can picture I've never skipped the ledges before so I am trying to picture what you talking about

any pictures? you can email me

Leon, in spring, on the Main Trail between Trail Crest and the summit, and especially the short section between Trail Crest and the JMT junction, the trail is blasted out along a cliff. The bench created for the trail completely fills with steeply sloping snow, where to continue, you have to traverse that slope. A fall or slip would be fatal.

That is the Main Trail, not the Mountaineers Route. The MR can be almost as steep, but the route is wider, giving you choices of where to climb.

Edit: Connie Kim posted these on FB:

Beginning of the Ebersbacher Ledges

Looking down the North Fork drainage. EB Ledges are at the clump of trees on the left

Looking up the route from Lower Boyscout Lake

Edited by Steve C (02/20/20 08:51 AM)

#56707 - 02/21/20 05:55 PM Re: Presidents Day Weekend Summit Attempt [Re: Steve C]
Leon Offline

Registered: 06/08/19
Posts: 7
Loc: California
thanks Ive never been on the main trail only MR but when i go snow is usually only at UBSL

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