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North Gully 

M4 Steep Snow

   
Type:  Mixed, Snow, 3 pitches, 1000', Grade III
Consensus: M4 [details]
FA: Dakers Gowans and Party - 1975
Season: Late Winter or Spring
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Submitted By: Chris Sheridan on Apr 2, 2007
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Description 

This route follows a prominent gully on the north side of Powell Peak. The first half of the gully consists of easy snow while the second half contains a few rock sections of more interesting climbing. Overall the climb is similar in nature to the Hourglass Couloir, but less sustained and shorter overall. Though not a high quality objective, the route is a good alternative if other routes aren't in shape, or if you want to combine this route with another.

If you're feeling particularly adventuresome, climb this route, traverse over to and downclimb McHenry's Notch, then climb the Hourglass Couloir. Descend the south side Arrowhead, then top off your journey by climbing one of the three routes on McHenry's north-east face. None of these routes are particularly conditions dependent so finding them all in shape at the same time shouldn't prove too difficult.


Location 

Hike past Sky Pond and the Lake of Glass. North Gully is the next gully system right (west) of the Thatchtop-Powell Icefield.


Protection 

A light rock rack with pins and perhaps a very small selection of screws.



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The North Gully of Powell Peak and surrounding area, on May 7th, 2011.
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By Ben Collett
May 27, 2007

CONDITION REPORT 

This was still in pretty decent condition yesterday. There was actually a fair amount of ice. A screw or two could well have been placed.