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Sep 22, 2016
Planning to climb NE Buttress this weekend.

1 or 2 ropes to rap from summit?

Condition of crossover descent?

Water on route?

Crampons or no?

Cheers guys.
Lothian Buss
From Albany, NY
Joined Jul 15, 2014
15 points
Sep 22, 2016
Bump for some beta... Lothian Buss
From Albany, NY
Joined Jul 15, 2014
15 points
Sep 22, 2016
Based on prior years experience (and knowing that the glacier has slid)

1 rope to rap
No crampons or ice axe needed
No water on route
Crossover is a PITA. Lots of steep dirt. Water in all likelihood once you get off the wooded stump (off ridgeline and into basin)
Consider a second car or bike and descend the Slesse Creek Trail.
Darin Berdinka
Joined May 1, 2009
103 points
Sep 22, 2016
The cross over is not that bad. I think it took us 3 1/2 hours to go from the summit to the car. The route finding on the first half is a little tricky. Definitely bring pictures of the route with you. The second half is a ton of loose dirt and some steep forest, but the route finding is easier. I think there is a really good description of the descent route on Cascade Climbers. longlep
From Reno, NV
Joined May 17, 2014
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