Big New Ice Line in North Cascades

By Dougald MacDonald ,

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 for a trip report and more photos.

Dates of Ascent: December 3-5, 2008, Joe Puryear, Wayne Wallace

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