||Trad, Ice, 2 pitches
|Consensus: ||WI2-3 [details]|
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|Submitted By: ||Leo Paik on Jan 1, 2002|
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Tim leading the unnamed gully in great conditions....
This is the pitch of ice way up in the left branch of the big Y Couloir in Officer's Gulch. It's a beautiful little bit of easy ice. Pick a low avalanche risk day.
Walk west from the parking area about a mile on a footpath into the big basin. Below Three Tiers
find a switchback east and up. Follow this until you are in the drainage below Round the Corner
, unnamed curtain, and unnamed gully. Hike up the drainage, hopefully on a stamped-down path. At the Y perhaps a 1000 feet up, go left. Find yourself below this pretty bit of blue.
This is probably WI 2-3+ for a good pitch. Sometimes upper pitches apparently fill in. Enjoy.
Probably an hour. Expect 1000' of gain.
Gordon gettin' off the couch.
BETA PHOTO: Mike Donaldson on the 2nd tier of ice.