Peak(s):  "Rain Pk"  -  13,130 feet
Date Posted:  05/13/2014
Modified:  05/15/2014
Date Climbed:   05/10/2014
Author:  jbchalk
Additional Members:   XC Snowboarder, mtnfiend, benners, lordhelmut
 Graupel on Rain   

I just wanted to include a link to a trip report I just wrote up of our trip up Rain Peak's east ridge and ski down its Graupel Gully this past Saturday in the Gores. Despite the less than ideal weather, it was an adventurous day with a great bunch of fellas.

Rain Peak & The Graupel Gully

Hope you enjoy!





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 Comments or Questions

05/14/2014 00:06
thanks for posting and including so many details in your report, I still have to climb this one and seems like skiing it is the way to go! Nice job navigating too, that's one of the many reasons why I don't like that side of the gores. How do you think the traverse from Mt. Silverthorne to Rain (or vise versa) would be?


Many thanks, Sarah!
05/14/2014 01:54
I know Brian did the ridge between Silverthorne and Rain. He could definitely be more help than I. However, I think it's pretty spicy. Maybe some low 5th moves over a few gendarmes. Hope all is well. When do you leave for the Big D?


05/14/2014 02:05
leaving Thursday afternoon. I'll let u know how it goes!


05/14/2014 02:29
Good luck! Will make an offering to the weather gods for you guys!


05/14/2014 04:16
My antivirus likes your website again. Great write up and pics, as usual, Brandon! Looks like a good crew for Gore skiing. We benefited from helmut's navigational skills too in that area - that scramble is still one of my favorite days in the mountains.


Damn antiviruses, Ryan
05/14/2014 14:32
Thanks for the comment. Yep, I remember when you & Brian did that Salmon Lake Cirque Traverse. I can imagine why it was one of your most memorable days out there.


Nice recap!
05/14/2014 15:30
Great day out Chalk. Great photos. A lot of travelling for moderately little skiing, but thats what the Gores are all about!

SStratta - That Silverthorne to Rain traverse is exhilarating. Definiately some low 5th, airy moves. I'd suggest Silverthorne to Rain if you do go for it. Navigating that area isn't terribly hard. We lost the trail early on, but knew where to generally gravitate towards.


05/15/2014 19:09
so that ”great looking couloir” on East Thron. Was just that, great looking. Sadly snow sucked in it when buddy and I did it (actually TR'd it).

Interesting, at first I thought that was typo but its really called East East Red Peak. I recall that ridge lookin quite gnar.

Love me some snow covered GORE! Awesome job and sweet pics.

EDIT: I take full credit for Ryan completing that traverse.


Thanks, Abe
05/15/2014 19:44
Ha, sorry the snow sucked in that coolie, man. Cool little line, though, eh?

Yes, that entire Red Peak traverse from Red to E Red to EE Red is def on my list. I think it may go at 5.7.

Yes,Ryan is such a moocher. Everyone shows him how to do everything and he gets all the credit. cest la vie


Excellent day out Brandon!
05/16/2014 00:26
Nice write up of the day. It was fun to get out with you, J, and the rest of the guys. Looking forward to the next outing!


Absolutely, Rick!
05/16/2014 00:32
Always a pleasure to be in the mountains with you, buddy!


05/19/2014 00:05
Just getting around to reading this one Brandon - heard a bunch about the day already. Awesome to see some of these pics tho and finally get to read the accounts. Sounds like quite a bit of work for all, but plenty of good shots and stories nonetheless. Glad you guys got it and nice wrote up! Oh, and yes, you're right: despite what he may tell you, never underestimate Mr. Miller in the woods!


Thanks Zambo!
05/19/2014 04:00
Really appreciate you reading it and the nice comments! Hope you are well and hope to see ya sooner than later!

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