M1 Steep Snow
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 600 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Someone climbed it then fell attempting to ski it in the '30s|
|Page Views:||1,769 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Buff Johnson on Jun 27, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
I feel the need, the need .. for speed.
The approach is really nothing and much less time and effort than getting to an Apron. Though I will say the Aprons look very impressive from the side; you wonder why you did a couloir when you could have had an Apron. But, Top Gun had been on my tick list for a while, and we wanted to see what it was actually like. So, somewhat an adventure climb.
Descent -- you can glissade the Sunrise (watch out for the cornice that builds and threatens the route like a huge serac), or take either Spalding Ridge or Evans Ridge. Spalding would probably be a bit quicker than Evans; depends on your sight-seeing desires. Top Gun doesn't take very long to climb.
Something that looks worse than it is as far as difficulty.