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By Marlin Thorman
From: Spokane, WA
Apr 15, 2014
Nice job on the send Jeff! Glad you guys were able to get back in there and do the SGC as well. It is amazing what a couple of weeks of warmer weather will do! It doesn't look like you guys had quite as much rime and snow to content with :) In your opinion how did the SGC compare to the Ice Cliff Glacier route?
By Jeff Hebert
From: Seattle, WA
Apr 17, 2014
I liked SGC much better. At this time of year, the Ice Cliff Glacier is mostly just steep snow—the ice was very short-lived and the snow we encountered in that couloir was much deeper and less consolidated, so we had a really physical, exhausting climb without many redeeming factors other than the ice and the position on Stuart. SGC had way better snow and the climbing above was really engaging and fun without being too scary. I also liked the top-out on SGC better. With ICG, you still have to get over the false summit and traverse up to the real summit while on SGC, you finish on the summit itself.

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Easier mixed terrain on the North Face before reaching a higher small notch on the West Ridge

Submitted By: Jeff Hebert on Apr 13, 2014
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Stuart Glacier Couloir (WI2 M5 )
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