Alpenglow on the north side of North Peak. You can see the Left Couloir #1, Middle Couloir (?) and the Right North Couloir.
The ice climbing couloirs of North Peak
Left Couloir #1
Middle Couloir looking a little dirty and not too icy.
Middle couloir and our objective: The (right) North Couloir
The (right) North Couloir
The (right) North Couloir. The ice section is about 500-600 ft long.
Getting cut off on the first pitch. The guy climbed past me as I placed my screw, then he placed his on the next patch over before heading up the line.
The follower in the simul-climbing party that cut us off before they slowed down and pitched out the climb.
Sean following Pitch 1.
The anchor at the top of Pitch 1 - a 22cm, 15cm, and a stubbie for good measure.
Sean nearing the end of Pitch 1.
Looking down from Pitch 2 at another party beginning the climb.
Looking up the 3rd pitch.
Sean following the 2nd Pitch.
Sean following the 3rd Pitch. These bulges were fun.
The cl. 3-4 section to scramble up to reach the summit. A fun, steep scramble in our ice climbing boots and packs.
Mt Conness seen on the descent.
Standing atop a fun ridge pinnacle. (by Sean Hermany)
Standing atop a fun ridge pinnacle with Mt Conness behind. (by Sean Hermany)
Roped and ready to start climbing neve at the start of the North Couloir. (by Sean Hermany)
Ice tools set aside in the bergschrund belay. (by Sean Hermany)
Bergschrund belay. (by Sean Hermany)
Looking up the North Couloir. (by Sean Hermany)
Mark leading out on P2 of the North Couloir. (by Sean Hermany)