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Cauthorn-Wilson

WI4+, Trad, Ice, Alpine, 800 ft, 7 pitches, Grade III,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Dan Cauthorn and Tim Wilson
Washington > Northwest Region > N Cascades > Washington Pass > Cutthroat Peak

Description

Climb snow or neve for roughly 400 feet to reach the crux ice pitch, which is sustained WI4 for a stretch before it slightly eases off to WI3+. From the top of the crux pitch, head for the summit in roughly four pitches.

Location

East face of Cutthroat Peak. More information is in "Washington Pass Climbing" by Ian Nicholson.

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Protection

Screws, nuts, pitons, cams to 1"

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Cauthorn-Wilson is obvious in the center of the face.
[Hide Photo] Cauthorn-Wilson is obvious in the center of the face.
Looking down the first pitch
[Hide Photo] Looking down the first pitch
Nearly at the base of the first technical pitch
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Approaching the couloir before dawn
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Christian Spencer
Bellingham, Wa
[Hide Comment] when is the best time to do this? Apr 30, 2017