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Offline om

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climbs on mt. Webster
« on: December 26, 2001, 10:05:22 am »
I've never done any on them, but always wanted to. Is there any ice on Central or Shoestring now? Any beta on the approach will be very welcome too... Thanks in advance

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Re: climbs on mt. Webster
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2001, 02:15:56 pm »
I haven't heard of anyone doing them yet this season. last Thursday I stopped & looked but it didn't look good. there wasn't a lot of snow to make the approach tolerable and only a little ice on the bulges lower. hopefully it will be good in a couple of weeks.

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Re: climbs on mt. Webster
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2001, 12:22:41 pm »
We did Shoestring early last season .  The approach was the Crux.  Without good snow pack just getting to the gully propper was a PIA...  The lower section of the gully with the lack of snow was very difficult and slippery. As far as the approach  we had tracks to follow, that was the easy way.  Without a packed trail, park below and bushwack till you get in a large drainage and head uphill........ Be carefull crossing the brook....

One we got to the mid point the climbing was great .  It is a must do Gully, just wait for a good snow pack if possible.. !!

I hope to get a few more of the other gullies this year...

So any reports on conditions would be helpful.

Steve D