Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kahiltna Glacier, Mt. McKinley

Bacon and Eggs, otherwise known as the "mini" Mini-Moonflower. 5/20/2009

Snow conditions for the 1.5 hour ski to the base of the route were great at 5am. Easy skiing on a hard crust to the base of the route. A gentle 40 degree snow slope to the 'shrund brings you to the base of the actual route. The 'shrund was in great condition and easily negotiated. The route consisted of 8 pitches of mostly great "i.e. - above average!" quality water ice. Route is easily protected with screws and if you so desire the occassional piece of rock pro. V-threads all the way down the route in good condition. Have fun.

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