Author Topic: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress  (Read 2903 times)

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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 03:13:05 PM »
Glad you liked it up there Al! Really fun spot with great rock.  ;)
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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2012, 10:57:54 AM »
That thing Way up left. we always assumed that Alfonzo had been up there and soloed that thing for breakfast.....

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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2012, 09:18:19 PM »
there is ice up there that was climbed a couple of years ago by Kurt Winkler
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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2012, 12:56:38 PM »
there is ice up there that was climbed a couple of years ago by Kurt Winkler

Yes...that slab comes in occassionally and offers a nice alternative (Pitch 1) to Gully #1 if you want to avoid the slog up the hill!  ;)
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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2012, 10:58:17 PM »
there is ice up there that was climbed a couple of years ago by Kurt Winkler

Yes...that slab comes in occassionally and offers a nice alternative (Pitch 1) to Gully #1 if you want to avoid the slog up the hill!  ;)

You're talking about different places. Al, and earlier in the thread, Strand, are taking about the buttress WAY up on climber left, other side of that brook/drainage (Slipstream in guidebook I believe) which is actually on Mount Willey (not Willard) and has a long steep narrow scree run-out leading to it. Winkler did climb it with a client years ago and summited Willey... then had to hike down and around to grab their packs on the tracks  :o

Smear has a good story about soloing Slipstream with me a few winters back... Polar Bear Swim Club anyone?

That slab you mentioned as an alternate start to Gully #1 is nice when in, but Gully #1 does not equate the kinda of slog the area Al/Strand were referring to... :)
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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2012, 06:30:30 AM »
That was a memorable day Dman.I tell that story often now... :-\

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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2012, 04:45:07 PM »
Smear great routes thanks for cleaning up the area.It is not a sport area.The Hatties garden approach is also the way to go.MT and I did not get the 2 left hand routes as it started raining pretty hard but the other routes were great Brads topo is well done also.
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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2012, 08:12:08 PM »
There is some decent ice that forms up in the Willey Brook Ravine. This is where Streamline and Flat Foot Floogie are (in guidebook). In a gully to the right is a great steep line Candle Pin (also in the guide). To the right of that were three other flows. we climbed and recorded the routes last season. if kurt was out there climbing the others im sure he climbed these as well! i posted them on mountain project to document them....

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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2012, 08:13:42 PM »
thanks to all of those involved with bringing these old climbs back to life as well as adding some freshies!

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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2012, 09:26:11 PM »
Streamline is a great fun solo-romp... just make sure those pools are frozen solid <looks at Smear>

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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2012, 06:36:59 AM »
Yea Dman,I did not expect to go that deep.Fun day up to that point though and I learned something also :-[

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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2013, 06:01:58 AM »
I have also plunged into that stream, a pretty fun solo

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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2013, 08:58:35 AM »
I have also plunged into that stream, a pretty fun solo

Didnít look neck deep to me...

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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2014, 09:01:53 PM »
Posting a great Fall destination. Smear, you gotta give me a tour here soon!

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Re: Mt Willard-Gulley #1 buttress
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2014, 09:36:17 PM »
Anyone have a link to the topo mentioned earlier in the thread?
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