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Avalanche Mountain Gully 


Type:  Chipped, Ice, 2 pitches, 175'
Original: WI4- [details]
FA: Not sure
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Ben Brotelho on Feb 18, 2013  with updates from Robert Hall

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Simon Thompson getting creative on P1 of AMG. Pho...


Scramble up the lower gully for a few hundred feet...mostly steep snow with a WI3 step in the beginning. Beware of avalanche danger on the first sections. After that, belay on the right for a pitch up to a cramped belay cave (single file), clip 2 old pitons at the cave. The next pitch deals with a 70 degree ramp to a hanging curtain which can be dispatched in a number of ways.


About half of a mile down Avalanche Lake coming from the LOJ, between the two wooden walkways. An obvious snow /debris cone comes into view.


SCREWS, perhaps a nut.

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By Simon Thompson
From: New Paltz, NY
Feb 18, 2013
rating: WI3-4 PG13

Climbed this on 2/17/13 in a party of 3. We soloed the first 200 feet or so of snow with a moderate(WI3 25') ice step. The curtain that forms the final crux cave was barely touching down and was extremely fragile in the single digit temps. The cave exit consisted of a thin traverse to a mixed exit up to a "thank god" sling(old and should be replaced) on a birch.

Gear: When it's thick, normal rack of screws is fine. In thin conditions, a selection of nuts, a couple mid-sized cams, and a specter can be useful for the middle of the pitch and the mixed finish.

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