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hmk207
11-27-2010, 11:15 AM
Anyone ever climbing Jefferson via the castle ravine trail this time of year? Is it technical or can it be done with just a ice axe and 10points ? Thinking about trying it tommrow. Thanks

smithtim
11-27-2010, 06:56 PM
I think the only stuff over there that would be truly defined as "technical" is some off trail gully / bushwack type stuff straight up the ravine itself

However, as of present I've been hearing that conditions on most trails are treacherous with a lot of exposed rock that of course is icy icy...... so probably helpful to bring a second ice tool with you

smithtim
11-27-2010, 07:02 PM
BTW I hope you have a safe & enjoyable hike.... and let us know how it looked

hmk207
11-27-2010, 07:28 PM
Thanks much was going to bring 2 tools, I would rather have them and not need them not have them and neeed them.

hmk207
11-28-2010, 08:27 PM
Made it up and back to the summit today. Went up castle ravine only 1 tool needed I did climb a couple small snow gullys with both could have got away with standered ice axe. When I came out of the ravine in to the clouds and freezing fog I went. Crossed over to the castle ridge trail to get a better judgement of visabilty wich was pretty pour once I reached the intersection I decided to make the effort to summit I luckly made it up just in time weather was starting to go down hill again some higher wind gusts. Came back down and started down on the castle ridge trail back to the bottom. I only saw two people at the trail head in the am after that not a soul all day. The loop I did was deffently rugged and kinda remote have to cross the river 3 or 4 times to make it up in to the ravine im glad the water level wasnt any higher or there was no way I was staying dry. Over all good trip!

hmk207
11-28-2010, 08:38 PM
105810591060 couple pics ,pretty amazing the avy damage was one big slide thats for sure.

Snow Miser
11-29-2010, 07:51 AM
It looks and sounds like you had a nice trek up and down. Nice pictures of the slide! Thanks for sharing.

hmk207
11-29-2010, 09:00 PM
Thanks cant wait for washington in a couple weeks!

smithtim
11-29-2010, 10:57 PM
Thanks for the update & pics....glad you had an enjoyable & safe climb

garyr9001
12-01-2010, 10:56 PM
I'm a newbie member in the forum, so initially this is my first post. I am a graduate student doing my research work about mountaineering and other stuff. Expect me from the days ahead, I have several questions in mind which need to address.

Thanks.

hmk207
12-02-2010, 07:09 PM
Well then ask away?