Coleman Headwall FAIL
We finally got a look at our intended line (Red), and a recently skied alternative (Blue).
“Hmmm, roughly 2000 feet of no-fall terrain, exposure to icefall the entire time, an insane roll-over to start the line, and a crevasse-riddled exit. This could be pretty burly.”
Due to our late start, we also considered this: the lower section of the North Ridge. Having gone all that way though, we felt obligated to press on with the original plan, at least until we felt that it would be dangerous to continue to do so.
Rapid warming, caused by the clearing clouds, led to some rather large icefall.
Checking out the line.
After our short break, we headed out again.
Drew, leading the way.
The icefall continued as we pressed on
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