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 Peak(s):  Columbia Point  -  13,980 feet
 Post Date:  07/02/2010 Modified: 01/27/2013
 Date Climbed:   06/27/2010
 Posted By:  Wyoming Bob

 Kat Carson - Outward Bound Couloir   

Climbed Kat Carson/Columbia Point on Sunday, 28 June 2010. The snow season will soon come to end for this climb, the climb proper yielded good neve but the sun took the sunhit surface to mush on our way down. No snow on the approach and the upper most part of the left hand slot was fully melted out, yielding some serious loose not to turn loose on a lower party. We got snow from a ways above the valley floor up through the couloir and half way up the left branch. The right branch was snow to the top. Overall, a long walk for a little snow but . . . shame on me for being a few weeks later than I would like to have been.

The mosquitos were incredible, as advertised on an earlier report. Swarms around the head, and any exposed skin made for a bug juice approach. Bugs not quite as bad at camp below lake but still serious bug juice country. Not quite as bad means lots of bugs, just not quite the torment level of below.

Otherwise good weather, good temps and no lack of camping though there were a dozen cars in the parking lot.

Usual Climbing with Bob narrative can be found at: Kat Carson Report

Obligatory teaser photos with more attached to the narrative.
Nice day . . . Image
Alpine start Image
Climbing Image
Upper left branch . . . a bit loose Image
Summit show Image



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  • Comments or Questions
Derek


Excellent     2010-07-03 22:29:28
I really enjoy reading all of your write ups...lots of good information and details!


Wyoming Bob


Hello Derek     2010-07-04 12:57:50
Thanks for the thumbs up, much appreciated!

Bob



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