Peak(s):  Mt. Evans  -  14,264 feet
Date Posted:  05/30/2008
Modified:  11/30/2010
Date Climbed:   05/28/2008
Author:  Jcwhite
 Evans ski   

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Comments or Questions
joe4186

fee
05/31/2008 06:58
you guys pay the 10 bucks???


BillMiddlebrook

Yup
05/31/2008 10:10
Funny - the machine didn‘t want to take my $10 bill. It rejected it several times before choking it down.


Kevin Baker

thanks for the pics
05/31/2008 21:24
Nice job, guys. Is that the Crystal couloir you guys went up & down? I‘m hope to hit it in a couple weeks. Thanks for the nice piccs.


BillMiddlebrook

Maybe
05/31/2008 22:52
I‘m not sure if that‘s the one Gerry calls ”Crystal.” Sure is a short, fun climb and ski. When we skied it last year (early June) it had a lot more snow than this year. Still, there‘s plenty for a good snow climb.


centrifuge

slope angle?
06/02/2008 05:18
did you guys measure the angle at the top of that climb, it looks like its 60+, I was hoping to climb crystal this year, maybe in a week or two and my climbing partner would probably like to picket anything nearing 70 so any beta would be great! btw, that looks like a wicked decent, it makes me want to take up skiing


Jcwhite

No more
06/02/2008 06:57
The drop in can‘t be more than mid 50‘s I‘d say. Leave the pickets at home.


BillMiddlebrook

Slope Angle
06/03/2008 02:04
I think it‘s right around 50 on the steepest part. If there‘s anything steeper than that near the top, it‘s not by much.


BillMiddlebrook

To Clarify
11/30/2010 17:28
The couloir that Gerry Roach labels as "Crystal" on the photo in the 14ers book is not the one we skied the other day. After looking at his photo on page 37 (2nd edition of the book), he labeled the more-narrow couloir just west of the one we climbed/skied the other day. Honestly, I think he just mis-labeled the photo because his description sounds like what we climbed/skied.

If his photo labeling is correct, then it's the one I climbed last year when doumall and I skied Evans. I climbed it but it didn't have good snow to ski, so we both skied the main couloir in the photos above.

If you look at the last photo (above) in this trip report, it's the narrow couloir to the right of the one with out ski tracks. The top of it is just below the red dotted line on the ridge. Still, I don't think he meant to label that as Crystal because it's pretty hard to find when you're up there and it's real easy to just follow the main couloir.

If that is "Crystal", it does not exceed 50 degrees, but does have some tricky climbing to cross over some small rock ribs to enter the couloir. It even had a little ice along the edges when I was in it last year. Here's a photo that doumall took - looking down on me in that couloir:

Climbing up towards "Crystal":


In the upper portion:


Me in the couloir (taken by doumall):


Also, I describe the climb as an variation in this route description: Evans Route #8


BillMiddlebrook

Good day
02/05/2011 00:22
I was surprised to see that you didn‘t add the photo of me with my ski up my a$$ after hooking on a rock. In that last photo, it kinda looks like some fat guy totally wrecked all that snow.



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