|Boulder Peak, Northeast face. The ski route takes a line near |
the upper right skyline of the peak.
|Another great view of the northeast face of Boulder peak.|
Leaving the trailhead at first light, I walked about half way to School Point on dry ground before putting on skis. Climbing up through the inversion, I was greeted by dramatic morning light on the high peaks of the Southern Bitterroot - Jerusalem, Trapper, East Trapper, and the Shard. It was going to be a good day. A solid refreeze made for fast travel conditions, and I summited the peak in well under 4 hours at a moderate pace.
|The Saphire and Annaconda Pintler range above the clouds during the approach.|
|From the top. With feeling.|
|On ya from the top with a cornice on the left and steep technical snow flutes on the right|
|I was shocked to find a sneak passage to the lower face.|
|The lower face in fine condition.|
|About half way down.|
|Run #2 - 3,000 feet of corn under the|
watchfull eye of East Boulder point.
|The couloirs of East Boulder point are in excellent shape.|