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 Peak(s):  Dyer Mtn  -  13,855 feet
 Post Date:  11/09/2009
 Date Climbed:   11/09/2009
 Posted By:  killingcokes

 D‘Yer Maker of Turns   

Got out for a fun day of skiing yesterday. Got another centennial done and got out wiith a new partner. Plus we skied corn and sessioned a wind lip and skied all the 2600' of vert that we climbed. Not bad for November

Not to be greedy but we need some more snow soon.

Quick note on snowpack. We found a very thick hard slab, pencil hard and about 8 inches thick on a 30* slope, NE facing. I forgot my saw so only a shear test and the shear was quality 2. There was another hard slab about 3 inches below that and 2' thick with a quality 3 shear. Below that were rounded grains for 2 feet to the 5" from the ground. Then a thin but seemingly nonreactive layer and some facet development at the ground. No ice layers and i had a really, realy tough time trying to get the lower snow to fail. The 1.5 x 1.5 meter top slab was well over 35 pounds but seemed to be bonded reasonably well. All in all it seemed like a well bridged and reasonably safe slope. Above us was a pocket of old snow on a 38* slope, but we didn't get into that area cause we wanted to get back to the south slopes for some skiing.

The southeast slopes were in a melt freeze cycle.
Here's a couple pics the rest can be seen on my site




 


  • Comments or Questions
cftbq


great pun     2009-11-09 09:38:24
Is this what you had going through your head as you were skiing down?


susanjoypaul


Oh, oh oh oh oh oh...     2009-11-09 09:57:53
...you don‘t have to snow. But since ya did, somebody may as well enjoy it! Not a skier, but I love your artsy photos. Just gorgeous.


killingcokes


Zep Rocks     2009-11-09 10:23:09
Hard not to put the two together.

Brennan took all the pics except the ones I took of him. I spaced my camera. Too much wine the night before.


doumall


Dye-ARRR!     2009-11-09 17:40:09
Thanks for the invite, ass
Kidding. Nice work dude


EatinHardtack


Very Nice     2009-11-09 18:31:06
Nice work and some excellent pics from KansasBorder. I especially like the one of the skier on the ridge with the sun. Awesome.


USAKeller


Somehow i missed this earlier     2009-11-19 16:43:17
Way to get out early, and awesome photos Fritz!! Looking forward to this season!


realhillboarding


which approach did you use?     2009-11-25 11:45:51
I‘m thinking of going for a snowboard descent there this weekend, but i don‘t want to hike up from the wrong side and get stuck with no snow... It looks like Iowa Amphitheater, but i climbed sherman 2 years ago and my memory isn‘t clear enough to remember for sure


killingcokes


Yep     2009-11-25 12:36:01
Iowa Amphitheater is the place. We ended up skiing the northeast side then hiked back into Iowa Amphitheater to get back to the TH



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