The lines out of the String Lake Trail-head have big, consistent vertical with no approach. The approach this time of year is by way of biking 5 miles on the plowed road. Then you go up. All 4200 vertical of Rockchuck Peak.
The snow was firm which allowed for efficient travel up the draw to the base of the East Face. Thank you ski crampons.
We gained the upper ridge after skinning up a steep north facing powder pitch. Then we just kept skinning up the ridge. Thank you ski crampons.
We arrived at the top of the East Face and were greeted to amazing views of the south sides of Woodring, Thor, and Moran.
Our timing was perfect as we skied perfect, steep corn down the upper ridge.
We skied the upper ridge in perfect corn down to the north facing powder. It was good.
Awesome day with 4200 vertical feet of perfect conditions. Next…Volcano Tour 2013!