Odells Gully Huntington Ravine March 21

March 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

Ken, Leo and I were treated with a beautiful spring day in the ravine today. The Mt Washington Ravines were packed with climbers and skiers enjoying fine conditions. We entered Huntington’s Ravine and headed up to Odell’s Gully just as two parties were exiting the ice climbing portion. Perfect timing for us; we had the route to ourselves. The ice was sun baked and soft, easy to climb. The protection melted out quickly, but we motored thru the first ice pitch and gained the upper snow climb early. The snow filled gully had previous tracks which helped us out. The climb was a blast, and we topped out on the windy alpine garden at 1. The winds were strong, so we kept on the move to keep warm. Ken and Leo had a fine day of alpine climbing today and will be back soon for more.

Leo and Ken on the warm approach in the early morning.

Center of the ravine Central Gully is full of snow.
Leo and Ken working there way to Odell’s Gully.
Leo and Ken entering the upper snow gully.
A happy group on the alpine garden area.
The snow is very deep crossing over to Lions Head; sometimes the cairns were completely covered with snow.
Ken and Leo checking out the action in Tuckerman’s Ravine. Much thanks to Ken and Leo for climbing with MMG this past season.
Art Mooney
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