Monday, June 13, 2005

A close up on the upper half of the east buttress of Mt. Shepherd 10,912' in the beartooths. My route on Saturday took the streamlined coulior that slashes up left. This photo was taken April 25th from accross the canyon near the California Ice approach gully. All other photos in this series of four were taken on Saturday June 11th. Posted by Hello

1 comment:

Joel said...

In Tom Turiano's Peaks of the Greater Yellowstone, he describes a couloir on the South East face of Shepard Mountain that Alex Lowe and Hans Saari skied called Project X. He described it as 3,700 ft long @ 40 degrees. Long but rather moderate for those guys. Based on that description I am lead to believe it is the left snowfield in this photo.

The couloir I climbed goes up the NE face and could be skied, but the top 400ft would probably have to be rapped to gain continuously skiable snow as the photo shows.