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Seeking info on SF Big Pine

Postby ryanahuetter » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:39 am

Has anyone here been above Willow Lake in the drainage leading up to Ellinor or the tarns below Gayley? Looking for another option to access Sill that doesn't involve the shenanigans dealing with Glacier Notch.

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Re: Seeking info on SF Big Pine

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:23 am

Hi Ryan,

The area above Willow to below Sill has a lot of talus, which is pretty but very tedious, if you don't mind some climbing (since you are avoiding Glacier Pass), you could use Contact Pass (somewhat easier than GP) from Second Lake to access the East Couloir Route area, which I assume you are planning to use.
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