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Friday on the Rockpile
« on: January 31, 2012, 09:21:05 AM »
Tim and I wil be leaving Pinkham around 7-7:30am and most likely be ascending the Lions Head winter Trail to the Summit. 
If everything is well bonded and stable up there maybe a steeper more exposed route would be fun?

Well have to keep an eye on it-

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/avalanche/
Something like this might be fun.  This pick was from saturday
« Last Edit: January 31, 2012, 09:31:46 AM by surf88 »
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Re: Friday on the Rockpile
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 05:37:12 PM »
I need to come home. if there are no dangers maybe. does a winter line up tucks exist for those who are not as risky?

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Re: Friday on the Rockpile
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 07:03:52 PM »
If only I was unemployed.

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Re: Friday on the Rockpile
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 07:31:34 PM »
I need to come home. if there are no dangers maybe. does a winter line up tucks exist for those who are not as risky?
Yeah I need to come home too.  I've got avy skills and training. and for this trip we wont try to ascend anything that is not rated as "LOW" by the snow rangers.  I'm just saying that it would be alot more fun to ascend through Tuckermans than the lions head winter route if its gonna be safe. 
There are several winter lines up Tux and any one may be rated more safe than the others due to wind loading based on the direction of the wind during and after recent snowfall.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2012, 07:35:10 PM by surf88 »
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Re: Friday on the Rockpile
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 07:33:18 AM »
bring your harness and i will bring a rope and we could do some fall arrests with the axes and short rope travel stuff. and we will see how it goes with the snow. the extra weight will not kill us. Hopefully. we will be thinking of paul while he is at work, sorry.

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Re: Friday on the Rockpile
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2012, 11:11:46 AM »
I was thinking of hauling my snow board up and stashing it somewhere before hermit lake and riding down the John Sherburne trail when we are done.  Would you be interested in taking your skis up?
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Re: Friday on the Rockpile
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2012, 01:26:50 PM »
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Re: Friday on the Rockpile
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 04:31:14 PM »
Lets just plan on Lions Head Winter Route.  I've been watching the Advisorys and weather for Tux and any route that would be worth ascending is either loaded (high end of moderate) or has a breakable crust that will make for slow going.  We can stash our gear and after descending schuss down the sherburne.
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Re: Friday on the Rockpile
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 05:07:23 PM »
that sounds fine. I was looking at the reports and thought the same thing. what is the ski trail like? I have never been as comfortable on my light skies and mountain boots as i am with groomed trails and regular ski boots .

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Re: Friday on the Rockpile
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 05:53:58 PM »
The ski trail is pretty easy. It was in good shape yesterday but the report says It got rained on yesterday and then re froze so I'm guessing its not going to be worth the extra weight on the way up.  Nevermind the skis  :'(
I'm gonna bring my harness still just in case we can use it.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2012, 05:57:24 PM by surf88 »
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