Big New Ice Line in North Cascades

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The north side of Buck Mountain. Buckshot (IV WI4+ M4/5) climbs the left-hand ice couloir, then diagonals right to finish on snow and mixed ground just left of the small summit. Photo by Wayne Wallace.

The north side of Buck Mountain. Buckshot (IV WI4+ M4/5) climbs the left-hand ice couloir, then diagonals right to finish on snow and mixed ground just left of the small summit. Photo by Wayne Wallace.

News Link: Dan Cappellini and Rolf Larson climbed a long ice line up the north face of Buck Mountain in the North Cascades in early December. Buckshot (IV WI4+ M4/5) reaches the ridge below the peak’s western summit; the two descended from there. The ice line on this face had been attempted at least five times without success. Visit CascadeClimbers.com for a trip report and more photos.

Dates of Ascent: December 3-5, 2008

Sources:CascadeClimbers.com, Joe Puryear, Wayne Wallace

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