Lapping Mt Roberts

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The named lines and features on the North face of Mt Roberts.

There was a time when I would spend full days on Mt Roberts. Making use of the assistance of the Paradise chair and the short climb, six lap days were possible. Now with better touring gear and an expanded knowledge of the alternatives, I don’t concentrate on Roberts so much, but we managed three very enjoyable laps today. The area has finally filled in again after the recent Free-skiing contest. The Gunbarrel was tracked through the guts of the chute, but soft turns could be found in the trees on the side. The Knife Edge was extra bony (rocky) at the top, but deep and untracked lower down and through the Center Chute to the bottom. By our third lap it was getting pretty crowded on the skin track, but we found a clean line through the schnarb down the classic East ridge to our car waiting on the Old-Cascade Hwy.

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One response to “Lapping Mt Roberts

  1. Michelle

    Thanks for the Roberts tour, it certainly pays off to be a wee bit adventurous 🙂

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